Amharic Cultural Reader by Hans-Christian Leiper Kirsch, Thomas L Kane, Wolf Leslau

By Hans-Christian Leiper Kirsch, Thomas L Kane, Wolf Leslau

This choice of essays has reasons: first to provide the complicated pupil of Amharic a pattern of the Amharic writing sort and secondly to supply details on Ethiopia's cultural history. The texts have been written by way of a number of Ethiopian college scholars a few forty years in the past on matters with which they have been such a lot primary reminiscent of naming, christening, marriage ceremony, burial rite, food and drinks, the style of donning outfits, condominium building in Amhara state, day-by-day paintings of an Ethiopian lady, landholding disputes, good looks, service provider, mercato, kingdom marketplace, artisans, elderhood, monks, dabtara, monkhood, divination, Christmas, Easter, Addis Ababa, town of Gondar, Harar urban and so on. even though it slow has handed because the assortment used to be compiled the texts express an outstanding photo of Ethiopian tradition. every one Amharic textual content is given an English translation at the contrary part. The ebook is finished by way of an Amharic-English Dictionary of approximately ninety pages and an index of English phrases and Amharic lexemes.

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