Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Hellenic Presence in Ethiopia: A Study of a European Minority in Africa 1740-1936 (249 Names Listed)

The book "The Hellenic Presence in Ethiopia:  A Study of a European Minority in Africa (1740-1936)" by Theodore Natsoulas was published in 1977 - ABBA SALAMA - A Review on Ethio-Hellenic Studies.


I borrowed this book through my local library inter-library loan program.


There are 249 Greek names mentioned in the book.  I have done my best to transcribe the information accurately.  If you are interested in any of these names, I would suggest you try to look at the book yourself to verify the information and learn more about the Greeks in Ethiopia.


Names mentioned in book



Agis, M. - Occupation - transit agent; Date business founded - 1930 
Aivalis - Greek merchant established in capital of Ethiopia - 1907 
Alexakis - Alexakis Local Hats - Greek business in Addis Ababa 
Alexakis, G. - Greek run factory in Ethiopia - Hat factory founded 1921 
Alexakis, N. - Occupation - cloth dealer; Date business founded - 1916
Ali Nas'r  - Numerous pages
Amourgis, G.
Amourgis, Gerasimos
Anastasiadis - Anastasiadis Shoemaker - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Anastasiadis - Anastasiadis Shoes and Saddles - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Anastasis, Andreas
Anastassiadis, A. - Occupation - shoemaker; Date business founded - 1919
Antonopoulos
Antonopoulos, Ch. - Opened first Greek general store in Ethiopia - 1904
Antyppas - Antyppas Delicatessen - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Apostolatos, G. - Greek run factory in Ethiopia - Wine Maker founded 1920's
Apostolides, S.
Argyropoulos
Argyropoulos, George - Colonel
Armatazopoulos
Armatopoulos, R.
Armatozopoulos, Timoleos - Introduced the cultivation of rubber
Aslanides, N. - Greek run factory in Ethiopia -Saw Mill founded 1924
Aslanides, Nicholas
Avgoustides, P. - Greek run factory in Ethiopia - Sweater Factory founded 1926
Bassilis - The brothers Bassilis
Bayramis - Bayramis Candles, Coffee - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Blachopoulos - Blachopoulos Cloth Merchant - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Bollolakos, Stylianos
Bololakos - Bololakos Hotel Imperial - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Boultsis, Aristides
Boveros - Boveros Beer and Souvlakis Shop - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Bracos, Georgos - Held high position in mid-eighteenth century Ethiopia - from Chios 
Bretkkos, K. - Agent for the Singer Sewing Machine in Ethiopia
Broazzis - Greek merchant established in capital of Ethiopia - 1905
Brofas - Brofas Brothers Taxidermist - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Broffas, J. - Occupation - curiosity dealer; Date business founded - 1926
Capatos, Angelos
Caracatsanis, C. - Occupation - dentist; Date business founded - 1905
Carakatsanis, Constantine
Carakatsaniss - Ran "one of the earliest, if not the first, dental clinic in Ethiopia"
Caravidas, D. - Occupation - drug trader; Date business founded - 1933
Chlabulakis, Manolis - Cretan
Christophorakis, N. - Late nineteenth century founded a soft drink factory
Christophoros - First Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Ethiopia - ordained 1908
Chrysanthos, N. - Greek run factory in Ethiopia - Mosaic Tiles founded 1930
Chryseus, Sotiris - Native of Samos
Constantinou - Constaninou & Co.
Courtessis, Soteris
Cozzikas, Ioannis - aka Kotzikas; Greek merchant, very close ties with Ethiopia
Dalentzas  -  Numerous pages
Dalentzas, Diogenes
Dalentzas, Markos - From Cretes
Danalis, P. - Died of malaria in 1931
Dapontes, Ceasarios - Greek cleric from Rumania 
Daskalakis, E. M.  - Nature of business - bank manager; Locale - Gore; Date founded 1922
Dassios
Dassios, George
Davis - Davis Brothers - Greek merchants established in capital of Ethiopia - 1912
Davis, T. - Nature of business - distillery; Locale - Sayo; Date founded - 1915
Diamandaras, B.
Diamandaras, Basileos.
Divanakis, M.
Doucas, N. - Occupation - commission agent; Date business founded - 1911
Dritsonas, P. - Occupation - tinsmith; Date business founded - 1914
Fotis, Georgis - "Born in Epirus in northern Greece sometime in the first quarter of the nineteenth century"
Fouyas, Methodios - Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Aksum
Galatis, G.
Ganotakis - Ganotakis General Store - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Georgitsis, M. - Occupation - cinema owner;  Date business founded - 1935
Gerolimato, Ioannis - Born on Kephalonia
Ghanotakis, E. - Occupation - grocer;  Date business founded - 1923
Ghanotakis, J. - Occupation - liquor dealer; Date business founded - 1925
Giannatos, Ioannis
Giannopoulos, George - Established first modern bookstore in 1928
Giannoukos, A. - Occupation - hairdresser;  Date business founded - 1930
Gianoukos - Gianoukos Hairdresser and Perfumes - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Hadjigrigoriou, G. - Occupation - baker;  Date business founded - 1913
Halcousis, M.
Halcousis, N. - Greek run factory in Ethiopia - Soap and vegetable oil factories founded 1924
Halcousis, Nicholas
Halkousis - Halkousis Soap Manufacture - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Hatsiyioannou, E.
Hatziyoannou, Evangellos - Cypriot
Helmis, G. - Nature of business - soap manufacture; Locale - Sayo; Date founded - 1922
Hypselantis, Athanasios Komnenos - Eighteenth-century scholar from important Pahanariot family
Ierotheos - Greek Patriarch of Alexandria c. 1827
Ioannides, E.
Ioannides, Evripides
Ioannides, George
Janni, Bajirond - Bajiron - loosely translated means treasurer or guardian of royal property; Held high position in mid-eighteenth century Ethiopia - from Rhodes
Kalaitis, Nicholas - From Peloponnesus
Kalogeropoulos - Kalogeropoulos Brothers - Greek merchants established in capital of Ethiopia - 1907
Kalogeropoulos - Kalogeropoulos' Store - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Kalos - Greek merchant established in capital of Ethiopia - 1900
Karavasilis, Musa Savas - aka Manoussakis - executed by the Italians
Karavidas - Karavidas Pharmacy - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Katrivanos - Opened first Greek general store in Ethiopia - 1904
Kavvadias, Andreas - Born early 1870s on the island of Kephalonia
Kazekekos, N. - Nature of business - soap manufacture; Locale - Matto
Kioussis - Dr.
Kioussis, N. - Occupation - dough maker;  Date business founded - 1920
Kokotas
Kontopoulos - Kontopoulos Dance Hall - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Kontostavlos, Alexander
Kordas - Kordas Grand Bazaar - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Kordas, P. - Occupation - import/exporter;  Date business founded - 1907
Kosmas, Eleftheria - From Crete
Kotzikas, Ioannis - aka Cozzikas; Greek merchant, very close ties with Ethiopia
Kotzikas, Ioannis - Cairo-based merchant
Kotzikas, Panayiotis - Nephew of Ioannis Kotzikas
Kourtessis - Greek merchant established in capital of Ethiopia - 1902
Kourtessis - Opened first Greek general store in Ethiopia - 1904
Kousides, A.
Kyriakou, H. - Nature of business - coffee export, wax; Locale - Sayo; Date founded - 1924
Kyriazis - Kyriazis Zaharoplastion (Pastry Shop) - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Lambros, Michaelis P.
Liverato - References Liverato brothers
Livierato - Livierato brothers - from the island of Kephalonia
Livierato, Photios
Loukakis, B. - Occupation - tailor;  Date business founded - 1932
Lycoudis, M.
Macras, E.
Magdalinos - Magdalinos brothers owned first firm to organize the export of coffee from Addis Ababa
Magdalinos, E. G.
Magdalinos, S. - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Malnitsis, G.
Mamalingas - Mamalingas Frames and Glasses - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Mamalingas, E. - Occupation - dealer in indigenous articles; Date business founded - 1920
Mamalingas, P. - Occupation - carpenter and mirror maker; Date business founded - 1932
Mandalidis - Greek merchant established in capital of Ethiopia - 1904
Manolis, N. - Nature of business - coffee export, spice cultivator; Locale - Sayo; Date founded - 1921
Marakos, A. - Occupation - broker; Date business founded - ?
Marcopoulos - Greek merchant in Massawa
Mastropetro, C. - Opened first gun-repair and machine shop in Ethiopia
Mattheos - Metropolitan of Lybia
Mavrikos - Mavrikos Recreation Center - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Mavrogordato, Scarlato W.
Mercouris, Spyrides - Native of the island of Hydra
Metaxas, E.
Michaelidis, M.
Michailitsanos, Nicholas
Mikelis, Z. - Nature of business - coffee broker;  Locale - Sayo; - Date founded - 1933
Mitzakis, Demosthenes - "Born on island of Ikaria in the Aegean Sea but had roots in northern Greece"
Moraitis, C.P.
Moraitis, J. - Occupation - Reuters correspondent;  Date business founded - 1935
Moraitis, John - Chief accountant and manager of the exchange and merchandise department in the Bank of Ethiopia
Moraitis, Sesinos - Doctor of philosophy
Morelatos
Morelatos, A. - Nature of business - coffee export; Locale - Bure;  Date founded - 1926
Moschopoulos, K. - aka Moskopoulos
Moskopoulos
Moskopoulos, K. - aka Moschopoulos 
Moussaya - Moussaya brothers from Djibouti
Moussaya, Christos
Mussabinis, N. G.
Myriallis, P. - Greek merchant established in capital of Ethiopia - 1932
Myriallis, P. - Bridge builder
Myriallis, Panagiotis - From Rhodes
Nakas - Nakas Importer - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Nakas, J.
Nicholas, John - President of Chamber of Commerce - 1918 - 1927
Nicolaidis, J. - Occupation - café owner; Date business founded - 1930
Nicolopoulos, Constantine - Accused by the Italian authorities of dealing with contraband
Niki, D. - Nature of business - general merchant; Locale - Ardjo
Nikitiadis, Demetrius
Nittas, P.Nature of business - mining concession; Locale - Sayo; Date founded - 1913
Orphanidis, G.
Ortentzatos, E. - Occupation - gun dealer;  Date business founded - 1924
Ortenzatos - Ortenzatos Arms and Ammunition - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Paleologos - Paleologos Ford Agency - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Paleologos - Paleologos Grocery - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Paleologue, C. - Occupation - garage owner;  Date business founded - 1933
Paleologus - References lage Greek commerical house, Paleologus of Manchester, Cairo, and London
Paleologus, Michael
Paleologus, Yianni
Papaconstantinou - Greek merchant established in capital of Ethiopia - 1902
Papadopoulos, Christos - Native of Sparta
Papadopoulos, E.
Papanicholaou, N.
Papatzimas, N. - Occupation - general merchant;  Date business founded - 1908
Papavasiliades, C.
Parisis, NicholasP. - Native of the island of Hydra
Paspatis - Dr.
Patarakis, Aristides - Prominent Greek trader from the Sudan
Pekatos - First watchmaker in Ethiopia - from Kephalonia
Perdikis, S. - Occupation - lawyer;  Date business founded - 1925
Petrides, Pierre
Philis - Philis Cinema - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Photas, J. - Occupation - billard parlor owner;  Date business founded - 1917
Polemikos - Polemikos Laundry - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Polemikos, M. - Greek run factory in Ethiopia - Dye works founded 1931
Polidis, Ioannis
Politis, Nicholas
Procopiou - Athenian correspondent
Procopiou, Georgios
Procopiou, Socrates
Procopiou, Socrates - Athenian Correspondent
Protogerelis - Protogerelis Bakery - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Protogheris, N.
Pytharas, H. - Nature of business - commercial agent; Locale - Sayo
Rahandas - Rahandas Hairdresser - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Rhigas - Rhigas brothers
Rhigas, Athanasis
Sakellarides, C.
Sakellarios, Elias - Accused by the Italian authorities of banditry
Sarris, P. - Occupation - miller;  Date business founded - 1911
Sarris, Panayiotis
Sathas, Konstantinos - Nineteenth century Greek historian
Scarpides, O. - Greek run factory in Ethiopia - rug and upholstery maker founded 1931
Simonides
Skourtis - Skourtis Tailor - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Solomonides - Solomonides Brothers - Greek merchants established in capital of Ethiopia - 1916
Sophronius - Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria
Sounios, M. - Nature of Business - Mica concession; Locale - Wollega province;  Date founded - 1928
Sourvis, Athanasas - Huge rubber, coffee, and mineral concession granted in 1924
Sourvis, Athanase
Stamatopoulos, P. - Nature of business - commercial agent, alcohol dealer; Locale - Gambella
Strates - From Chios - commander of one of Emperor Iyo'as company of fusilers, one of the most important foreigners in the country.
Theodossiades - Greek merchant established in capital of Ethiopia - 1913
Thomas, George
Triantafillos, Nestor - Merchant from the island of Lemnos
Tricoupis, Charilaos
Tsaki, I. - Greek run factory in Ethiopia - Sugar products (candy) founded 1935
Valentis - Valentis brothers
Valentis, D. - Nature of business - flour mill in Sayo, founded 1923 -- and coffee export business in Mattu
Valianatos, C. - Nature of business - coffee export;  Locale - Nappa
Vassilikitis
Vassiliou
Vayonakis, A. - Nature of business - hotel proprietor; Locale - Gore
Velissariou, V. - Occupation - iron works dealer;  Date business founded - 1925
Zagarotis - Zagarotis Pharmacist - Greek business in Addis Ababa
Zagorides, D - Occupation - pharmacist;  Date business founded - 1928
Zaphiro, P.
Zaphiro, Photios - aka Zaphiropoulos - born in Constantinople in 1870 - raised in Cairo
Zaphiropoulos, Photios - aka Zaphiro - born in Constantinople in 1870 - raised in Cairo
Zecou
Zecou - Zecou and Co. - Greek merchants established in capital of Ethiopia - 1918
Zecou, P. - Greek run factory in Ethiopia - Oil and soap factories and miller founded 1906
Zecou, Polydoros
Zeimpnes, G.
Zercou, P.
Zervos, C. A.
Zervos, G.A. - Nature of business - coffee export, wax; Locale - Sayo; Date founded - 1911
Zervos, I. - Occupation - doctor;  Date business founded - 1909
Zervos, Iakovos
Zervos, Nikitas
Zervoudakis
Zervoudakis, Georges
Zouvelos - Zouvelos Liquors - Greek business in Addis Ababa

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