- the Semitic language that is the official language of Ethiopia.
- of or relating to this language or its speakers.
Origin of Amharic
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Examples from the Web for amharic
I went up to him, and he made me a bow and said something in Amharic, which it is needless to say I did not understand.Sport in Abyssinia
The chief spoken language is the Amharic; in it some books have been published.
The Amharic language, soft and musical in itself, derived new melody from the lips of Mr. M——.Love After Marriage; and Other Stories of the Heart
Caroline Lee Hentz
Asmara, an Amharic word signifying “good pasture place,” is a town of considerable antiquity.
- the official language of Ethiopia, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
- denoting or relating to this language
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Word Origin and History for amharic
principal language of Ethiopia, 1813, from Amhara, name of a central province in Ethiopia.
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