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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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Why Study Amharic?

Use Amharic to Earn Pitt Credentials



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Ethiopia is the only country in the world that has 13 months in a year

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Ethiopians begin to measure time from when the sun rises, not at midnight

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Ethiopia is the only country in Africa with its own alphabet

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Abebe Bikila, a native of Ethiopia, was the first African to win gold at the Olympic Games

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The Great Rift Valley cuts through Ethiopia

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Ethiopians celebrate their New Year on September 11

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Coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is the only country in Africa that was never formally colonized

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Most Ethiopian children take their father's first name as their last name

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More than 70% of Africa's mountains are found in Ethiopia

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