Dessie, Dessye, or Dese (all: dĕs´yā), town (1994 pop. 97,314), capital of Wallo prov., central Ethiopia, in the Great Rift Valley. It is an administrative, military, and commercial center. Dessie has an important marketplace dealing in animal skins and agricultural products. The local handicrafts industry is also a significant economic activity.
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