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This is a book for adult learners of Amharic, for linguists, and for students of Ethiopian history and society who early in their study need a broad but thorough introduction to the history, society, phonetics, grammar, vocabulary, and writing system of this major language of Ethiopia. Nowadays Amharic is also being increasingly studied by the second and third generation of emigrants from Ethiopia, who wish to preserve their linguistic heritage in families where other languages may have. become the first language. Travelers in Ethiopia will have an interest in Amharic, which is the lingua franca, spoken throughout the country. As a thorough introduction to the language, this book should be of interest to all these groups.
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