Amharic-English and English-Amharic Dictionary

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SKU: 978-0781813822 Hippocrene

Amharic-English and English-Amharic Dictionary

​Amharic is the official working language of Ethiopia, with approximately 30 million speakers. The language has been used in courts, trade and everyday communications, within the military, and in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church since the 13th century. Amharic is an Afroasiatic language of the Semitic branch, and the second most widely spoken Semitic language in the world after Arabic. Unlike Arabic, however, Amharic is written left-to-right and uses a distinct script called Ge'ez script.

This unique, two-part resource provides travelers to Ethiopia with the tools they need for daily interaction. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, students, and aid workers, this guide includes 4,000 dictionary entries; phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers; essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out, and business; and concise grammar and pronunciation sections.

Paperback, 240 pages. Publication Date: 10/2018