Amharic

Amharic

[am-har-ik, ahm-hahr-]
noun
1.
the Semitic language that is the official language of Ethiopia.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to this language or its speakers.

Origin:
1590–1600; Amhar(a) + -ic

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Amharic (æmˈhærɪk)
 
n
1.  the official language of Ethiopia, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
 
adj
2.  denoting or relating to this language

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