[ ahm-hahr-uh ]
/ ɑmˈhɑr ə /
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Also called Am·ha·ra Re·gion .Official name Am·ha·ra Na·tion·al Re·gion·al State . a regional state in northern Ethiopia: site of Lake Tana. Capital: Bahir Dah.
a region of the former Ethiopian Empire comprising several provinces, large portions of which are part of the modern Amhara Region.
a member of an Amharic-speaking, traditionally agricultural, predominantly Christian people of central Ethiopia, descended from Cushitic peoples already living in the region and Semitic peoples who arrived in the sixth century b.c.
of or relating to the Amhara.
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Origin of Amhara
First recorded in 1830–40; from Amharic Amara, a self-designation, from Geez ʾAmḥārā, the name of a historical province of central and northwestern Ethiopia
Words nearby Amhara
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How to use Amhara in a sentence
They also want an end to the occupation of western Tigray by militias of the Amhara ethnic group, allied with the federal government.Ethiopia's Tigray Conflict Demands International Attention. Time Is Running Out|Aanu Adeoye|November 16, 2021|Time
Abiy’s government says it wants the rebels to withdraw from territory it has captured in the regions of Amhara and Afar before it opens any talks.Ethiopia's Tigray Conflict Demands International Attention. Time Is Running Out|Aanu Adeoye|November 16, 2021|Time
The Ethiopian National Defense Force has since partnered with troops from neighboring Eritrea and other militias within Ethiopia, specifically Amhara forces, in the battle against the Tigrayan defense forces.Ethiopia is facing a human-made famine|Jen Kirby|June 25, 2021|Vox
He now became sovereign of Tigre and Amhara, the principal provinces of Abyssinia.Our Soldiers|W.H.G. Kingston
Tigre and Amhara constitute one kingdom, and Shoa another; they are all divided into a great number of smaller provinces.Alden's Handy Atlas of the World|John B. Alden
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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