[ ahm-hahr-uh ]
/ ɑmˈhɑr ə /


a former kingdom in E Africa: now a province in NW Ethiopia. Capital: Gondar.
a member of an agricultural, Amharic-speaking Christian people of central Ethiopia descended from Semites who began conquering the land in the sixth century b.c. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for amhara

  • He now became sovereign of Tigre and Amhara, the principal provinces of Abyssinia.

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  • Tigre and Amhara constitute one kingdom, and Shoa another; they are all divided into a great number of smaller provinces.

British Dictionary definitions for amhara

/ (æmˈhɑːrə) /


a region of NW Ethiopia: formerly a kingdom
an inhabitant of the former kingdom of Amhara
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