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Amharic alphabet and characters

This is only the fragment of the Amharic alphabet that should display the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Semitic languages.

The Amharic language alphabet characters

Amharic grammar rules

Amharic has a complex inflectional morphology, employing prepositions and postpositions to mark relations in sentences.

Nouns have two numbers: singular and plural. There are four cases: nominative, genitive, accusative, and vocative.

There are two genders – masculine and feminine.

The definiteness is marked by suffixes.

Amharic formatting rules

First day of the weekSunday
Short date formatdd/MM/yyyy
e.g. 17/03/2011
Long date formatdd MMMM yyyy
e.g. 17 መጋቢት 2011

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