Amharic language belongs to the Semitic family of languages and is spoken mainly in the North Central Ethiopia by the Amhara, an ethnic group of about 23 million people. It is the official language of the country and the second most spoken Semitic language in the world after Arabic. It is also spoken outside Ethiopia by 2.7 million immigrants mostly in Egypt, Israel, Sweden and Eritrea.

Map of Amharic language speakers.
Map of Amharic language speakers.

Basic stats

First language: 27 million

Second language: 7-15 million

Main Countries: Ethiopia, Israel, Eritrea

Alternate Names: Abyssian, Ethiopian, Amarinya, Amarigna

ISO 639-3 Code: amh

Language Sample

Alle menslike wesens word vry, met gelyke waardigheid en regte, gebore. Hulle het rede en gewete en behoort in die gees van broederskap teenoor mekaar op te tree.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Amharic:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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