Unicode Ethiopic

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Ethiopic Script

The Ethiopic Script is also known as Ge'ez script, dated back to year 900 BC.

Ethiopic Script is used primarily by the language Amharic.

Amharic is spoken in Ethiopia (located on the east of Africa).

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region where Ethiopic script is used image source
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Ethiopian Scroll, ~1607 “Susenyos spearing the demon, a popular motif in Ethiopean art similar to St George slaying the dragon” 2908×6030 image source

Amharic Language

Here's text in Amharic.

የኢትዮጵያ ፡ መደበኛ ፡ ቋንቋ ፡ ነው። ከሴማዊ ፡ ቋንቋዎች ፡ እንደ ፡ ዕብራይስጥ ፡ ወይም ፡ ዓረብኛ ፡ አንዱ ፡ ነው። በአፍሪካ ፡ ውስጥ ፡ ደግሞ ፡ ከምዕራብ ፡ አፍሪካው ፡ ሐውሳና ፡ ከምሥራቅ ፡ አፍሪካው ፡ ስዋሂሊ ፡ ቀጥሎ ፡ 3ኛውን ፡ ቦታ ፡ የያዘ ፡ ነው። እንዲያውም ፡ 85.6 ፡ ሚሊዮን ፡ ያህል ፡ ተናጋሪዎች ፡ እያሉት ፣ አማርኛ ፡ ከአረብኛ ፡ ቀጥሎ ፡ ትልቁ ፡ ሴማዊ ፡ ቋንቋ ፡ ነው። የሚጻፈውም ፡ በአማርኛ ፡ ፊደል ፡ ነው። አማርኛ ፡ ከዓረብኛና ፡ ከዕብራይስጥ ፡ ያለው ፡ መሰረታዊ ፡ ልዩነት ፡ እንደ ፡ ላቲን ፡ ከግራ ፡ ወደ ፡ ቀኝ ፡ መጻፉ ፡ ነው።

Here's machine translation:

Ethiopian Standard Language. From Semitic languages like Hebrew or Arabic. It is third in Africa, followed by West African Cats and East Africa. In fact, 85.6 million speakers say, Amharic is the largest Hebrew language next to Arabic. It is written in Amharic. The basic difference between Arabic and Hebrew is the Latin alphabet, like the Latin to the left.

Interesting is that it has these punctuation characters:

Interesting, is to use the unicode search box and search for “full stop”. Also try search for any of {comma, question, colon, semicolon}.

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