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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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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.
Amharic does not have a widely accepted descriptive word or phrase to describe stroke as a cerebrovascular event, which adds the challenge to effectively educate the Habesha community about the disease and the importance of seeking immediate medical care.
Eritreans are included in the study because they are descendants of the same origin who still share close cultural similarities, many Eritreans have lived in Ethiopia, and many of them speak the Amharic language especially the ones who were reared in Ethiopia.