The Ge'ez or Ethiopic script possibly developed from the Sabaean/Minean script. The earliest known inscriptions in the Ge'ez script date to the 5th century BC. At first the script represented only consonants. Vowel indication started to appear in 4th century AD during the reign of king Ezana, though might have developed at a earlier date.
Ge'ez (ግዕዝ), the classical language of Ethiopia which is still used as a liturgical language by Ethiopian christians and the Beta Israel Jewish community of Ethiopia.
Amharic (ኣማርኛ), the national language of Ethiopia, has about 27 million speakers. It is spoken mainly in North Central Ethiopia. There are Amharic speakers in a number of other countries, particularly in Egypt, Israel and Sweden.
These numerals developed from the Greek
alphabet, possibly via Coptic.
Word of blessing of Henok, wherewith he blessed the chosen and righteous
who would be alive in the day of tribulation for the removal of all wrongdoers
(The first sentence of the Book of Enoch)
tawaldu kwellu sab' ge'uzan wa 'erruyan bamaa'reg wahhegg. bomu hhhellinaa wa 'aql wa yetgebbaru 'ahadu mesla 'ahadu ba manfasa 'hewennaa
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Translated by the Magistri Ge'ez Tutor
Information about the Amharic language
Dehai Blin Page - online Blin lessons
Ge'ez keyboard mapping for Mac OS X, with free unicode font
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