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አማርኛ (Amarəñña)
Native to Ethiopia
Ethnicity Amhara
Native speakers 22,000,000  (2007 Population and Housing Census)
Language family
Writing system Ge'ez script (Amharic syllabary)
Amharic Braille
Official status
Official language in  Ethiopia
Regulated by Imperial Academy (former)
Linguasphere 12-ACB-a

Amharic (አማርኛ āmariññā) is a Semitic language spoken in North Central Ethiopia by the Amhara. It is the second most spoken Semitic language after Arabic, and the official language of Ethiopia. Amharic is also the official or working language of several of the states, including Amhara Region and the multi-ethnic Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region.

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