Amharic

noun
Am·​har·​ic | \ am-ˈher-ik How to pronounce Amharic (audio) , -ˈha-rik; am-ˈhär- How to pronounce Amharic (audio) , äm- \

Definition of Amharic

: a Semitic language that is an official language of Ethiopia

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Amharic adjective

First Known Use of Amharic

1748, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amharic

borrowed from New Latin Amharicus, borrowed from Amharic amarəñña "of Amara (region of highland Ethiopia)," with Latin -icus -ic entry 1 replacing the Amharic suffix -əñña

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“Amharic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amharic. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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