Adi Quala
Adi Quala is a market town
Market town
Market town or market right is a legal term, originating in the medieval period, for a European settlement that has the right to host markets, distinguishing it from a village and city...

 in Eritrea
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, lying south of Mendefera
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 near the Ethiopia
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n border, over 2,000m above sea level.


Adi Quala is known for its tukul (hut) church with its fresco
Fresco is any of several related mural painting types, executed on plaster on walls or ceilings. The word fresco comes from the Greek word affresca which derives from the Latin word for "fresh". Frescoes first developed in the ancient world and continued to be popular through the Renaissance...

es and its mausoleum
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 for the Italian Army
Italian Army
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s who died at the Battle of Adwa. The town has a population of 14,000 people. The main language that is spoken in the town of Adi Quala is

Writing in the 1890s, Augustus B. Wylde described the market in Adi Quala, held on Mondays, as medium in size.
people of this region are known as the "SERAYE"
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