Amharic

[ am-har-ik, ahm-hahr- ]
/ æmˈhær ɪk, ɑmˈhɑr- /
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noun

the Semitic language that is the official language of Ethiopia.

adjective

of or relating to this language or its speakers.

Origin of Amharic

First recorded in 1590–1600; Amhar(a) + -ic
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Amharic

/ (æmˈhærɪk) /

noun

the official language of Ethiopia, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family

adjective

denoting or relating to this language
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Word Origin and History for amharic

Amharic


principal language of Ethiopia, 1813, from Amhara, name of a central province in Ethiopia.

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