Amharic is a language spoken by over 25 million people and native to Ethiopia. Studying Amharic will help you fulfil your language requirement while learning the Amharic language, the unique Amharic script, and all about Ethiopian culture. This course will be valuable for those interested in linguistics, international studies, African studies, and those who want to learn just for fun! Study Amharic at the University of Pittsburgh!
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Ethiopia is the only country in the world that has 13 months in a year
Ethiopians begin to measure time from when the sun rises, not at midnight
Ethiopia is the only country in Africa with its own alphabet
Abebe Bikila, a native of Ethiopia, was the first African to win gold at the Olympic Games
The Great Rift Valley cuts through Ethiopia
Ethiopians celebrate their New Year on September 11
Coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is the only country in Africa that was never formally colonized
Most Ethiopian children take their father's first name as their last name
More than 70% of Africa's mountains are found in Ethiopia