Amhara


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Amhara

1. a region of NW Ethiopia: formerly a kingdom
2. an inhabitant of the former kingdom of Amhara

Amhara

 

the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia. The Amhara live primarily in the central and northern regions of the country—the provinces of Shoa, Gojjam, and Bagēmder—and also the provinces of Wallo, Arusi, Kaffa, Walagā, Harar, and Sidamo. They speak Amharic. Their numbers have been estimated at 6–7 to 10–11 million people. (More precise calculations are difficult, since today many other peoples speak Amharic.) The Amharas are Monoph-ysitie Christians. (Christianity entered Ethiopia as early as the fourth century A.D.) Their main occupation is farming (maize, sorghum, and legumes); some raise cattle.

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