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A Semitic language that is the official language of Ethiopia.
[After Amhara, a former kingdom of northwest Ethiopia.]
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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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Am•har•ic(æmˈhær ɪk, ɑmˈhɑr-)
a Semitic language that is the official language of the Ethiopian state.
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|Noun||1.||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 Amharic; "the Amharic language"|
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