English welcome in patio after rambling about country (8)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'country' is the definition.
(Ethiopia is an example)
'english welcome in patio after rambling about' is the subsidiary indication.
'english' becomes 'e' (abbreviation).
'welcome' becomes 'hi' (I've seen this in other clues).
'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'after rambling about' indicates anagramming the letters.
'patio' is an anagram of 'topia'.
'hi' inserted into 'topia' is 'thiopia'.
(Other definitions for ethiopia that I've seen before include "Country of N Africa, capital Addis Ababa", "Modern Abyssinia", "Where Haile Selassie was once emperor", "Northeast African country", "African state", "Country once known as Abyssinia", "Country of the Horn of Africa", "Formerly Abyssinia", "It was formerly Abyssinia" and "Largest country of the Horn of Africa".)