Amharic Bible

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About the Amharic language

Amharic is an Afroasiatic language of the Semitic branch and is a member of the Ethiosemitic group. It is spoken as a mother tongue by the Amhara and other populations residing in major cities and towns of Ethiopia. The language serves as the official working language of Ethiopia, and is also the official or working language of several of the states within the federal system. With approximately ~62 million speakers, Amharic is the second-most widely spoken Semitic language in the world after Arabic.

Amharic is written left-to-right using the Amharic Fidel (ፊደል), which grew out of the Ge'ez abugida—called, in Ethiopian Semitic languages (ፊደል) fidel ("writing system", "letter", or "character") and (አቡጊዳ) abugida (from the first four Ethiopic letters, which gave rise to the modern linguistic term abugida).

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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,

baptizing them in the name of the Father and of

the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them

to obey everything I have commanded you. And

surely I am with you always, to the very end of

the age. Matthew 28:19-20

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Bible Society of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
1252 Addis Ababa
Tel: +251-116 46 35 88/89/92-98