Amharic



the Semitic language that is the official language of Ethiopia.
of or relating to this language or its speakers.
Historical Examples

The Amharic language, soft and musical in itself, derived new melody from the lips of Mr. M——.
Love After Marriage; and Other Stories of the Heart Caroline Lee Hentz

I went up to him, and he made me a bow and said something in Amharic, which it is needless to say I did not understand.
Sport in Abyssinia Dermot Mayo

The chief spoken language is the Amharic; in it some books have been published.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

Asmara, an Amharic word signifying “good pasture place,” is a town of considerable antiquity.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various

noun
the official language of Ethiopia, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
adjective
denoting or relating to this language

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

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