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AGORDAT, a town of Eritrea, North-east Africa, on the route between Massawa and Kassala. It is connected by a railway, 194 miles long, with Massawa, via Asmara. At Agordat (Dec. 21, 1893) Italians under Colonel Arimondi defeated the followers of the khalif a. (See ERITREA and SUDAN ; History.)