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  • Dictionary Amharic-English; English-Amharic. Reprint edition. [By] Ahmed Zakaria. Hippocrene Books, 2012
  • ጥ አማርኛ-እንግሊዝኛ መዝገበ ቃላት = Best English-Amharic dictionary. [By] Daniel Warqu Kassa. Addis Ababa : Mega Publishing and Distribution, ©2011.
  • Advanced Amharic lexicon : a supplement to concise Amharic-English dictionaries. [By] Girma Y. Getahun. Münster : Lit ; Piscataway, N.J. : Distributed in North America by Transaction Publishers, 2003.
  • A Concise Sociopolitical Dictionary: English-Amharic 

    by Zdanek Polacek; Mälaku Azzänä; Tamrat Täsfaye
    Wiesbaden, Otto Harrassowitz; 1990
  • ማርኛ መዝገበ ቃላት ሁለተኛ እትም = [Amharic Dictionary. 2nd ed.] የኢትዮጵያ ቋንቋዎች ጥናትና ምርምር ማእከል, አዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ = [Ethiopian Languages Research Center, Addis Ababa University,]. አዲስ አበባ: Addis Ababa: ማእከሉ, [AAU Press], 2001 [2008].
  • ሙያዊ ሙዳይ ቃላት፥ እንግሊዝኛ አማርኛ = Glossary of professional terms: Amharic-English በ አበራ ለማ/[by] Abera Lemma. Norway; Addis Ababa: Forfatters bokm askin; [s.n.], 2012
  • English-Amharic dictionary. Rev. ed Mulugeta Gudeta; Girma Alemayehu. [Addis Ababa] : Mega Printing, 1998.
  • Goldstone’s Amharic phrasebook dictionary:Ethiopian travel and business language. 5th ed Temesgen Gebru. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia : Ethio Travel, ©2006.
  • The English-Amharic idioms dictionary over 3500 precise English-Amharic idioms by Amare Getahu. Addis Ababa: Tambek International Pvt., 1986
  • Amharic-Argobba dictionary, Girma A Demeke.  Trenton, N.J. : Red Sea Press, 2013.
  • Miraf : English-Amharic-Tigrigna dictionary=ምዕራፍ እንግሊዝኛ አማርኛ ትግርኛ መዝገበ ቃላት. Kidanemariam Gebru [Addis Ababa: Aster Nega, 1998 (2006)]
  • ፈረንሳይኛ-አማርኛ-እንግሊዝኛ መዝገበ ቃላት = French-Amharic-English dictionary, Mulugétā Gudatā.[Ethiopia] : Aster Nega Publishing Enterprise, 2000.
  • ኑር: አማርኛ-እንግሊዝኛ-አረብኛ መዝገበ ቃላት=[Amharic-English-Arabic Dictionary] ሙኒር አብራር/Munir Abrar Addis Ababa, Ethiopia : Far East trading, 2015.
  • Modern English-Amharic children’s dictionary. Mulugétā Gudatā. [Addis Ababa] : [publisher not identified], 1996.
  • የሳይንስና የቴክኖሎጂ መዝገበ ቃላት (እንግሊዝኛ-አማርኛ) = Science and technology dictionary (English-Amharic) የኢትዮጵያ ቋንቋዎች አካዳሚ/Academy of Ethiopian languages. Addis Ababa : Academy of Ethiopian Languages, 1996
  • Introducing Amharic : an interactive workbook. T Michael W Halcomb, Wilmore, KY : GlossaHouse, ©2016

AbrahamTeklu et al -Amharic national languageThe Essential Guide to Amharic: The National Language of Ethiopia.
by Abraham Teklu [and] Andrew Tadross
Washington, D.C.: Peace Corps Writers, 2015

KebedeGesesse-Amharic teaching manualየአማርኛ ቋንቋ ለጀማሪዎች: የማስተማሪያ መጽሐፍ = Basic Amharic : a teaching manual
Kebede Gessesse.
[Charleston, SC] : [CreateSpace?], c2012.
by Tilahun Kebede; Catherine E Snow.
Victoria, Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, 2008.
 

Beza t Ayalew lets speak Amharicአማርኛ እንናገር = Let’s speak Amharic: a multidimensional approach to the teaching and learning of Amharic as a foreign language
Bezza Tesfaw Ayalew
Madison, Wis. : National African Language Resource Center, c2005.

Amharic for visitors
Tesfaye Baye Assefa.; Gebremedhin Simon.
Ethiopia : Mega Publishing and Distribution, 2013.
 

  • Phrase book : English, Amharic, Tigrina & Arabic
    Gabriel Daniel
    United States : [publisher not identified], 1998.
     

    Writing & reading Amharic.
    [Lake Forest, CA] : Shining Star Multimedia, ©2011.
     

    Speak amharic language : that goes to the heart of Ethiopians
    K Sekhar
    Addis Ababa : K. Sekhar, 2012.
     

    Amharic Writing Practice Workbook.
    by The Lion of Judah Society
    [New York; NY]: CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2012.

 

 

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Grammar & Linguistics

Find more books and e-books in the BU collections on: Amharic Grammar & Linguistic Rules.

  • Books currently not available in BU collection. Click here to request InterLibrary Loan from another library.

  • A Diachronic Grammar of Amharic: Grammatical Changes in Semitic.

Girma Awgchew Demeke.

Princeton, NJ ; Addis Ababa : The Red Sea Press, Inc; WibTaye Publisher, 2014.

  • Grammaire de langue abyssine (amharique)
    Casimir Mondon-Vidailhet
    München LINCOM Europa 2011
     

  • ሁለገብ የአማርኛ ስዋሰው

    አንዳርጌ መስፍን
    አዲስ አበባ፥ ተ.ማ.ማ.ደ, 1996 [2003 or 2004]

 

 

 

 

Free Online Books on Amharic Grammar:

            An Amharic Reference Grammar. 
           [by] Wolf Leslau.

Proverbs, Parables & Folklore.

 

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