[am-har-ik, ahm-hahr-]
  1. of or relating to this language or its speakers.

Origin of Amharic

First recorded in 1590–1600; Amhar(a) + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for amharic


  1. the official language of Ethiopia, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
  1. 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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