Definition of Amhara in English:


nounPlural Amharas

  • A member of a Semitic people of central Ethiopia.

    • ‘The Amhara and the Tigre, who together represent 40 percent of the population, have historically been the most politically influential ethnic groups.’
    • ‘Among the many ethnic groups in Ethiopia, the Amhara are the most populous, representing about one-fourth of the population.’
    • ‘I had first read of this isolated corner of Africa while researching another - the Amhara heartland of Ethiopia.’
    • ‘Since it was the Amhara people who ruled great regions of Ethiopia for some two thousand years, their language, Amharic, has become the main language of the country.’


From Amhara, the name of a region of central Ethiopia.