Amharic Translation and Amharic Language

Amharic Translation & Amharic Interpretation Services​

Providing Professional Amharic Translation, Interpretation and Localization services in numerous technical subject areas.


አማርኛ Amarəñña

Number of Speakers

Native Speakers: 22 million; L2 Speakers: 4 million

Geographic Distribution

Horn of Africa

Official or Recognized Status

Official: Ethiopia


Afroasiatic, Semitic


A symbolic fusional (synthetic) language with a subject-object-verb (SOV) word order. A highly complex verb system wherein verbs are modified through the addition of vowels and suffixes and are marked for person, gender, and number. There are ten (10) classes of verbs. Nouns and adjectives are also marked.


Gondar, Gojjami, and Showa, all of which are mutually intelligible. The standard form of the language is based on the dialect spoken in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Writing System

Ge’ez script.

U.S. Distribution

Approximately 330,000 individuals of Ethiopian ancestry living in the United States, including native-born Ethiopians. Difficult to determine the number of Amharic speakers versus other Ethiopian languages, such as Oromo and Tigrinya. The largest community of Ethiopian-Americans is found in the Washington, DC Metro Region. Other large communities are located in New York and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

At Latitude Prime, we offer Amharic translation, Amharic interpretation, and Amharic localization services in numerous specialized subject areas and multiple dialects. Whether you need to translate clinical trial information into Amharic, need an Amharic interpreter for a business meeting in Addis Ababa, or want to localize your website into Amharic to market your products or services in Ethiopia or for the Ethiopian diaspora in the United States, Latitude Prime has the customized language solution to meet all of your Amharic language needs.

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