A Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia.
Syn: Abyssinian, Amarigna, Amarinya, Ethiopian

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  • Amharic — Am*har ic, a. Of or pertaining to Amhara, a division of Abyssinia; as, the Amharic language is closely allied to the Ethiopic. n. The Amharic language (now the chief language of Abyssinia). [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amharic — principal language of Ethiopia, 1813, from Amhara, name of a central province in Ethiopia …   Etymology dictionary

  • Amharic — [am har′ik, äm här′ik] n. the official language of Ethiopia, in the Ethiopic subfamily of the Semitic family of languages …   English World dictionary

  • Amharic — Infobox Language name=Amharic nativename=አማርኛ amarəñña pronunciation=/amarɨɲɲa/ states=Ethiopia, Israel |speakers=17,000,000+ total, 14,000,000+ monolinguals (1998) familycolor=Afro Asiatic fam2=Semitic fam3=South Semitic fam4=Ethiopian… …   Wikipedia

  • Amharic — Amharique Amharique አማርኛ, amaregna Parlée en  Éthiopie  Israël Région Afrique de l’Est …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Amharic — noun Etymology: part translation of Amharic amarəñña, from Amara region of highland Ethiopia Date: 1813 a Semitic language that is an official language of Ethiopia • Amharic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Amharic — n. official language of Ethiopia adj. pertaining to the Amharic language (language of Ethiopia); written in Amharic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Amharic — /am har ik, ahm hahr /, n. 1. the Semitic language that is the official language of Ethiopia. adj. 2. of or pertaining to this language or its speakers. [1590 1600; AMHAR(A) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Amharic — ISO 639 3 Code : amh ISO 639 2/B Code : amh ISO 639 2/T Code : amh ISO 639 1 Code : am Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Amharic —  Semitic language; official tongue of Ethiopia …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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