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 (ăm-hăr′ĭk, äm-hä′rĭk)
A Semitic language that is the official language of Ethiopia.

[After Amhara, a former kingdom of northwest Ethiopia.]

Am·har′ic adj.


(Languages) the official language of Ethiopia, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
(Languages) denoting or relating to this language


(æmˈhær ɪk, ɑmˈhɑr-)
a Semitic language that is the official language of the Ethiopian state.
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Noun1.Amharic - the dominant and official language of Ethiopia; a Semitic language much influenced by the Cushitic language with which Amhara have been in close contact
Semitic - a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
Adj.1.Amharic - related to or characteristic of or written in AmharicAmharic - related to or characteristic of or written in Amharic; "the Amharic language"


1. adjamarico/a
2. n (language) → amarico
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