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Amharic English Dictionary from Selamsoft

Download:  Three versions at Amharic English Dictionary

Free trial version is available for download

Amharic Language Reference Dictionary of Ethiocloud Abyssinica

Abyssinica Dictionary, developed by By Kekros Systems, LLC, is the largest Amharic Dictionary in the world which works on almost all platforms; Desktops, Mobile devices, tablets, cloud, Office 2013, Office 365, etc.

Abyssinica Dictionary Office App helps you to translate a word into English or Amharic within Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents. Select a word in a document or type the word in the search field. Abyssinica displays definitions of the word and Wikipedia entries in Amharic and English.

It has Amharic dictionary, Idioms, Amharic typing, qinies, proverbs, and translation.

It is free to download on Microsoft Office Store. Abyssinica Dictionary works on Microsoft Office 2013 and later versions on Desktops, Mobiles, Tablets, Android devices, or Online.

You can directly add it into your Office Word, PowerPoint or Excel. Just follow the below steps.

You can finds apps for Amharic to English & English to Amharic dictionary, Amharic to Hebrew & Hebrew to Amharic dictionary, as well as Amharic to Arabic & Arabic to Amharic dictionary. In addition, Amharic keyboard for ios8 is available.

Other products:                

Amharic English Medical Dictionary  (with Audio) 

Mursi English Amharic Dictionary. Pdf 

Dictionary of the Amharic Language by Charles William Isenberg (1841)

Short Amharic Glossary at 

Amaregna Lemengedegnawoch (English) Foreign Languages - Amharic - English Dictionary

Amharic Basic Vocabulary (with audio)

Outlines of Amharic, containing an English, Oordoo and Amharic Vocabulary, by           Carolus Henricus Blumhardt (1867) (in Roman characters), Scanned Book.

La clé de la conversation abyssine , French-Amharic vocabulary, phrases, conversations, by A. Raad & B. Ghaleb (1910). Scanned Book.

Lexicon linguae aethiopicae, Ethiopian-Latin dictionary, with an index of Latin words, by August Dillmann (1865). Scanned Book. 

Amharic Language Audios, Books, Keyboard

   Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Amharic (or PDF format) in Amharic. 

Amharic Literature

Amharic Religious Books


Tigrigna Dictionaries

Tigrinya-English dictionary or PDF format. 

Basic vocabulary (with audio) - civil affairs - medical (Defense Language Institute).  

Dictionnaire de la langue tigraï: Tigrai-French dictionary by J. Coulbeaux & Jules Schreiber (1915). 

Vocabolario italiano-tigrai: Italian-Tigrai vocabulary, by Alfonso Cimino (1904).  

Vocabulary of the Tigré language by Moritz von Beurmann & grammar by Adalbert Merx (1868). 

Other Tigrigna Resources:

Tigrinya keyboard (Geez alphabet) & font to download. 

Basic grammar 

Grammar of Tigré language (Latin alphabet).  

Manuel de la langue tigraï: grammar, texts & vocabulary, by Jules Schreiber (1887). 

Grammatica elementare della lingua tigrigna‎: elementary Tigrinya grammar, by Ludovico de Vito (1895) 

Les langues de l'Érythrée: The languages of Eritrea, by Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle, in Chroniques yéménites (2008) & carte linguistique. 

The legend of the Queen of Sheba in the tradition of Axum: text in Tigré & translation in English, by Enno Littman (1904).  

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (or PDF format) in Tigrigna.

Tigrigna Religious Book

አማርኛ ወደ አማርኛ እና የአማርኛ ወደ እንግሊዝኛ መዝገበ ቃላት እዚህ ይገኛል፦

እንግሊዝኛ አማርኛ መዝገበ ቃላት 1972 -- 1972 ዓ.ም. የታተመ -- (እንግሊዝኛ) English Amharic Dictionary published in 1972

Amharic Language Books to buy

Amharic-English Dictionary - Modern Language at Amazon

Amharic English, English Amharic Dictionary: A Modern Dictionary of the Amharic Language Paperback –Endale Zenawi (2007)

Amharic Cultural Reader by Wolf Leslau, Thomas Leiper Kane

Otto Harrassowitz Verlag (2001)

Amharic Language Apps

Amharic Dictionary - Free on iTunes

Church Directories


Protestant Mezmur

Afaan Oromoo Dictionaries

The Oromo language, afaan Oromoo or Oromiffa, belongs to the eastern Kushitic group of languages and is the most extensive of the forty or so Kushitic languages. The Oromo language is very closely related to Konso, with more than fifty percent of the words in common, closely related to Somali and distantly related to Afar and Saho.

Afaan Oromoo Dictionary

Afaan Oromo English Dictionary. Pdf 

English-Oromo Borana Dictionary 

Afaan Amarigna 

Afaan Oromo Android Apps

Oromo Dictionary 

Ethiopian Calendar

Calendar Converter

Ethiopian Holidays

There are 13 public holidays in Ethiopia where ten are official in which government offices, most businesses and schools close. Bellow is the

List of public holidays in Ethiopia each year, and the official once highlighted in bold.

Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) – January 7

Ethiopian Epiphany (Timkat) – January 19

Victory of Adwa Commemoration Day – March 2

International Labour Day – May 1

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) – March 13

Patriots Victory Day – April 6

Eid al-Adha (Arafa) – April 17

Ethiopian Good Friday (Siklet) – April 25

Ethiopian Easter (Fasika) – April 27

Downfall of the Dergue – May 28

Birth of Prophet Mohammed (Moulid) – July 17

Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash) – Sepember 11

Finding of the True Cross (Meskel) – September 27

Ethiopian Time

Ethiopia is on East Africa Time (EAT) which is UTC+03. It is common to use the 12-hour clock as the start of the day is dawn not midnight like most countries.