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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.
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(Languages) the official language of Ethiopia, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
(Languages) denoting or relating to this language
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(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"
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1. adjamarico/a
2. n (language) → amarico
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The list includes languages such as Amharic, Mongolian, Khasi, Swahili, Gaelic, Dzongkha, Bhasa, Yoruba among others.
These include Farsi, Pashto, Uzbek, Urdu, Amharic, Somali and various other local languages.
AMHARA REGION The homeland of the Amhara ethnic group is the country's second most populous region and has given Ethiopia its state language, Amharic. Violence between the Amhara and Gumuz ethnic groups left dozens of people dead last month in Amhara and its neighbouring region, Benishangul Gumuz.
Derese sat for papers in English, Maths and Amharic, Ethiopia's official language, adding that she did not want to waste another year by missing exams.
Shortly after she welcomed her bundle of joy, she took her English, Amharic and maths secondary school exams in hospital.
FILE: Ministry of Awqaf CAIRO, May 5 (MENA) - The Ministry of Awqaf announced Sunday that it had launched four new pages on Facebook supported by the Pashto, Hausa, Amharic and Somali languages.
Amharic is the predominant language spoken by a significant section of the Habesha people and is widely used in government agencies and the Ethiopian mass media.
They examine not only films produced in Ethiopia, but also films that circulate in the country and its diaspora, with a special focus on films made in other languages besides Amharic that are spoken in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa: Oromo, Tigrinya, and Somali.
For the first time, sections of Mr Kebede's 999 call were translated from Amharic. The Ethiopianborn taxi driver could be heard saying: "Grab it and leave, just leave.
The interviewers administered a number of standardized measures in Amharic, as well as a sociodemographic questionnaire created for this study.