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An ancient Semitic language of Ethiopia, which survives as the liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. It is the ancestor of the modern Ethiopian languages such as Amharic.Also called Ethiopic
- ‘Traditionally, boys learn to read Tigrinya, Ge'ez, and Amharic as Bible students.’
- ‘Christian music is believed to have been established by Saint Yared in the sixth century and is sung in Ge'ez, the liturgical language.’
- ‘The Ge'ez language used in most modern day church services derives from the Kingdom of Axum.’
- ‘It has its own script of more than 200 characters, based on the ancient language Ge'ez, used now only in the Orthodox Church.’
- ‘The service is long, over three hours, delivered in monotonous Amharic and an older ecclesiastical language like Latin, called Ge'ez.’
Of Ethiopic origin.
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