Why learn Amharic? Some more interesting facts about Ethiopia! :D
I'm not sure if everyone knows, but I am one of the few people (I assume) that have applied for an Amharic for English speakers course. :)
Here are some more facts about Ethiopia on top of AdamYoung97's, that might persuade you to take an interest in Amharic :)<h1>1. Ethiopia is home to 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites</h1>
This is more than any other Sub-Saharan African country, but is tied with Morocco.<h1>2. Ethiopia is home to the hottest place on planet earth...</h1>
Dallol. Dallol has an annual average temperature of 34.5C (94.1F). Temperatures can reach 40C (104F) for 8 months consecutively, and the coldest month has an average high of 36.1C (97F).<h1>3. Ethiopia is believed to be the first country to adopt Christianity as its state religion</h1>
This has challenged Armenia's claim to be the first country to adopt Christianity as state religion.<h1>4. Ethiopia is home to the last ancient grazing primate...</h1>
The Gelada baboon. The males average 19kg, with females at 11kg and have bright red patches on their chest. They can be found on the Ethiopian Highlands and have a grass-eating lifestyle :D.<h1>5. Ethiopia is the source of 80% of the River Nile's water</h1>
The Blue Nile, Sobat and Atbara provide 80% of the water flowing into the Nile, with the White Nile providing the other 20%.<h1>6. The smallest grain in the world originates from Ethiopia</h1>
Teff is used to make Ethiopia's national cuisine Injera. It is believed to have originated in Ethiopia between 4000-1000BC.
Some more pictures of Ethiopia :)
The capital, Addis Ababa:
Blue Nile Falls
Dallol volcano and desert
The Jungle lion and Ethiopian wolf
Injera with wot (Ethiopian stew)
Traditional Ethiopian art
Ethiopian Orthodox Priest
Traditional Ethiopian weddings (wedding clothes)<h1>Ask any questions you want :)</h1>
Here are two pictures from wikipedia for the Gelada baboon.
And Ethiopia's most famous individual, Lucy
Lucy, an Australopithecus afarensis, was found in the Afar depression in Ethiopia.
Probably the most famous area in Ethiopia is Lalibela, which has many churches carved out of rock.
This is the largest known monolith church.
WOW. I am amazed by the volcano, your traditional art and the weddings. Beautiful indeed!
takes a whole new meaning to feeling like a princess on your wedding day haha. Well done good presentation :)
Thank you so much for this. With the way our news always portrays Ethiopia, you never see this beautiful side of it. Thank you!
Yes, unfortunately, that's the way the media is :( I'm glad you liked it and no problem! :)
I would like to know basic Amharic to write a letter my sponsor child in his native language.
I think this is wonderful. European languages are definitely overrepresented and we reeeaally need some African languages here. Wish I could contribute to some but unfortunately I am not bilingual and I'm pretty awful at Xhosa and Zulu. Ethiopia looks beautiful ! Have only seen the airport but hopefully I will see more one day.
I love this! My father is Ethiopian, and I have been dying to learn his language and more about his culture... Unfortunately, it's difficult to find as many resources on properly learning Amharic as there are for other popular languages...
I hope Amharic appears on Duolingo someday!
Have you picked up any words he says? You could try to get him to teach you the basics. And I agree, it's hard to find some Amharic resources. If you have an Apple product you could try uTalk Amharic or Amharic LSK :)
He hasn't used the language in many years...I've only ever asked him to teach me a few words, but he says he's forgotten a lot. I want to learn it so that maybe it will help him remember, and also help bring us closer and more connected to his culture. I don't have an Apple device. Do you know anything helpful on Android?