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Negus (Ge'ez: ነጉሥ{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, nəgūś ; ; cf. Tigrinya: ነጋሲ{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}?</span> negus) is a royal title in the Ethiopian Semitic languages.<ref name="Milkias">Paulos Milkias, Haile Selassie, western education, and political revolution in Ethiopia, (Cambria Press: 2006), p.2.</ref> It denotes a monarch<ref>Negus. Amharic nəgus, from Geez nĕgūša nagašt king of kings. First Known Use: 1594 Merriam Webster dictionary</ref> such as the Bahri Negus of the Medri Bahri in pre-1890 Eritrea and the Negus in pre-1974 Ethiopia. The title has subsequently been used to translate the words "king" or "emperor" in Biblical and other literature.

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