Ge'ez script facts for kids
The script is used as an abugida (alphasyllabary) for languages such as Amharic and Tigrinya. It originally was an abjad, writing consonants only. In Amharic and Tigrinya, the script is often called fidäl (ፊደል), meaning "script" or "alphabet".
Ge'ez script was first used to write the Ge'ez language. Ge'ez is now the liturgical language of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, and Beta Israel, the Jewish community in Ethiopia.
Images for kids
A painting of St. Sisinnios on horseback spearing the demon Wǝrzalyā on a Geʻez prayer scroll meant to dispel evil spirits that were thought to cause various ailments, Wellcome Collection, London
Sign in Amharic using the Geʻez script at the Ethiopian millennium celebration
Genesis 29.11–16 in Geʽez
Ge'ez script Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.