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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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Among his topics are the grammar of negation, Old Assyrian and East Semitic, Ugaritic, standard Biblical Hebrew, Phoenician, Qur'an Arabic, Jibbali and modern South Arabian, Tigre and Tigrinya, Amharic and Harari, innovative expressions of negation, other negators and negative asymmetries, and reconstruction.
The library contains 1,000 modern books in addition to 6,000 manuscripts, including 2,319 Greek manuscripts, 284 Latin manuscripts, 600 Arab manuscripts and 86 Georgian manuscripts, besides Syrian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Slavic, Amharic, Armenian, English, French and Polish manuscripts," Rihan recounted.
Group: Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Burmese, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Dar, Georgian, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Greek, Sinhala, Slovak, Somali, Serbo-croatian, Tajik, Tahitian, Tamil, Tigri, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek.
Some of the popular languages include Pushto Amharic [the official language of Ethiopia], Sinhalese, Telugu and Punjabi.
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During the scramble for Africa, Ethiopia in the 19th century was wise enough to have an Amharic version of the Treaty of Wuchale, a co-operation agreement signed with Italy.
Workers can now lay complaints in Arabic, English, Urdu, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, Amharic, Malay and Bengali.