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Amharic

[am-har-ik, ahm-hahr-] /æmˈhær ɪk, ɑmˈhɑr-/
noun
1.
the Semitic language that is the official language of Ethiopia.
adjective
2.
of or relating to this language or its speakers.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; Amhar(a) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for Amharic

Amharic

/æmˈhærɪk/
noun
1.
the official language of Ethiopia, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
adjective
2.
denoting or relating to this language
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Word Origin and History for Amharic

principal language of Ethiopia, 1813, from Amhara, name of a central province in Ethiopia.

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