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

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

This number of essays has reasons: first to provide the complex scholar of Amharic a pattern of the Amharic writing kind and secondly to supply details on Ethiopia's cultural heritage. The texts have been written by means of a number of Ethiopian collage scholars a few forty years in the past on matters with which they have been such a lot usual akin to naming, christening, marriage ceremony, burial rite, food and drinks, the way of donning outfits, condo building in Amhara nation, day-by-day paintings of an Ethiopian girl, landholding disputes, good looks, service provider, mercato, nation industry, artisans, elderhood, clergymen, dabtara, monkhood, divination, Christmas, Easter, Addis Ababa, the town of Gondar, Harar urban and so on. even though it slow has handed because the assortment was once compiled the texts express an exceptional photo of Ethiopian tradition. each one Amharic textual content is given an English translation at the contrary facet. The booklet is done by way of an Amharic-English Dictionary of approximately ninety pages and an index of English phrases and Amharic lexemes.

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