Language Family: Ethiopic subgroup of South Semitic group of Semitic subfamily of Afro-Asiatic

Location: Ethiopia, Egypt, and Israel

Related Languages: Argobba, Gafat, Tigre families

Professional Associations/Organizations

Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
From About: "MESA is a private nonprofit, nonpolitical organization of scholars and other persons interested in the study of the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic world. MESA is dedicated to promoting high standards of scholarship and instruction, to facilitating communication among scholars through annual meetings and publications, and to promoting cooperation among those who study the Middle East."

Mega Resources Sites

WWW Virtual Library - Ethiopia
From African Studies, Columbia University, links to: General Resources and Online News Economic Development, Environment, Health, and the Internet Education, History, and Culture Politics and Human Rights.

Yahoo Regional Countries Links - Ethiopia
Excellent Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Cyber Ethiopia
Includes links to Voice of America - Amharic, other news sources, language and culture links, and much more.

Abel's Webpage
Includes the Amharic alphabet and numbers and various links to media, historical, and cultural sites.

Amharic and Giiz Section
List of links from Department of African Languages and Cultures, Oriental Institute, Warsaw University, Poland.

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Online Languages Materials/Tutorials

Gen X Amharic
Includes history of language,introduction to alphabet, numbers and basic phrases.

Amharic Verb Morphology: A Generative Approach
Written by Lionel Bender and Hailu Fulass. The title is a bit misleading: this is basically a history of Amharic and related Ethio-Semitic languages.

The Thesaurus Linguae Aethiopicae
Written in German and produced by Mainz University: "Thesaurus Linguae Aethiopicae , the project aims at creating machine-readable and SGML-encoded (according to the guidelines of TEI P 3) Ethiopic texts and collecting them in a corpus for further research.".

Yamada Language Center - Amharic
List of links from University of Oregon.

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Online Dictionaries

Very Short Amharic Glossary
Site includes the glossary and "systems of measure in Ethiopia."

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Area Studies/Country Sites

Ethiopia - A Country Study
Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and
Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Ethiopia
Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Poetical Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, US Relations, and Travel/Business.

CIA World Factbook - Ethiopia
Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Ethiopia
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

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Political Resources on the Net - Ethiopia
Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world. - Ethiopia
"CountryWatch is a world leader in providing country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world." Basic information is free; deeper resources require subscription.

United Nations Homepage
Includes links to UN NewsCenter, which includes headlines in latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

International Monetary Fund - Ethiopia
Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group
This site is undergoing construction problems; however preset links to WBG Search - Ethiopia and Ethiopia at a Glance function.

The World Trade Organization - Ethiopia (Observer)
"The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."

U.S. Commercial Service - Ethiopia
" The Country Commercial Guides (CCG) are prepared by US Embassy Staff once a year and contain information on the business and economic situation of foreign countries and the political climate as it affects U.S. business."

TradePort Country Library - Ethiopia
From About: "TradePort is designed to be an easy-to-use tool offering one place to go for comprehensive trade information,
trade leads, and company databases."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Ethiopia
From About: "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

USAID - Search Ethiopia
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) "is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States."

World Health Organization - Ethiopia
About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Ethiopia
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Ethiopia
Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Ethiopia
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. The "Info by Countries" link on the homepage provides index to individual countries where the organization finds abuses.

Lonely Planet Destinations - Ethiopia
The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.)

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Media Sites

Kidon Media-Link: Ethiopia
The Ethiopian selections of this Media-Link Megasite connect you with radio and television stations, newspapers
and magazines. Only 5 links -- 3 English; 2 Amharic. - Ethiopia
Only two newspapers from this print media megasite.

Yahoo! News - Ethiopia
Current and recent events news reports in English from a variety of sources.

Tv RadioWorld - Ethiopia
About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.

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