Amharic is a Semitic language and the national language of Ethiopia. There are about 27 million speakers of Amharic, mainly in North Central Ethiopia. Amharic is also spoken in a number of other countries, particularly in Eritrea, Egypt, Israel and Sweden.
Amharic is written with a version of the Ge'ez script known as ፊደል (Fidel). There is no standard way to transliterating Amharic into the Latin alphabet. Amharic is named after the district of Amhara, which is thought to be the historic centre of the language.
The Ge'ez (Ethiopic) script for Amharic
These numerals developed from the Greek alphabet, possibly via Coptic.
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