Amharicis a Semitic language spoken in North Central Ethiopia by the Amhara. It is the second most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic, and the "official working" language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. It thus has official status and is used nationwide. Amharic is also the official or working language of several of the states within the federal system, including Amhara Region and the multi-ethnic Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, among others. It has been the working language of government, the military, and of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church throughout modern times. Outside Ethiopia, Amharic is the language of some 2.7 million emigrants (notably in Egypt, Israel and Sweden), and is spoken in Eritrea. (Ref: Wikipedia)
Amharic on whatamieating.com
To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Amharic you may search by any of the following terms:
Abbyssinia Abbyssinian Abyssinia Abyssinian Africa African Amarica Amarico Amharic Amharico Amharique Amharische East Eastern Ethiopia Ethiopian North Tgrinya Tigrigna Tigrina Tigrinian Tigrinyan
These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages and, in some cases, the Amharic has been absorbed into other languages. This is not intended to be offensive and I apologise to anyone who feels affronted. In the same way I have included 'Indian' in the search terms for foods of Sri Lanka, 'English' in searches of the food glossary for Welsh or Scottish. It is simply to aid the traveller, often ignorant of the finer detail.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of plantain, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'north east african plantain' or 'plantain ethiopia'' and then click on 'Translate from English'.
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as 'African' may help in a successful search.
Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.
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