Ethiopia is adding four more official languages to Amharic as political instability mounts

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Ethiopia has approved a policy to introduce four additional working languages alongside Amharic, which has been the working language of the nation. Going forward, Afan Oromo, the most widely spoken language in Ethiopia, Afar, Somali, and Tigrigna will all be adopted as official languages of government.

The new policy is among a series of reforms being introduced by Ethiopia’s reformist prime minister Abiy Ahmed, who received the Nobel Peace Prize last year. It also comes just a month ahead of a national legislative election. Oromo-born Abiy, 43, who founded the Prosperity Party, is seeing his political honeymoon winding down, including in parts of Oromia and in the Tigray regions.

“Introducing additional working languages is a commendable action. In fact, it is long overdue,” says former political prisoner Befeqadu Z. Hailu, who now heads the Centre for Advancement of Rights and Democracy in Ethiopia.

According to the latest census, Afan Oromo speakers account for 34.4% of the population, while Somali and Tigre speakers account for 6%. The share of Afar people is just 1.7%, and the Sidama and Wolayita each have twice as many people.

“Amharic (has) played a big role in facilitating communications among Ethiopians. But in order to build a society that is integrated both politically and economically, introducing new working languages is very important,” said Abiy in a statement. “The new languages would play a big role in uniting the country and further improve cultural ties among Ethiopians.”

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  1. Teach us Afagn Oromo then, Afagn Oromo should be enough to get a job.in Addis Ababa.

    P P is doing too much , Abiy needs to chill and check himself before he wrecks himself,, the least the reckless Abiy should have done was hold the population census count as scheduled if he intends to take such a huge step , to guarantee it is free from discrimination and nepotism .
    In all fairness the one party dominated parliament is put our moral laws aside too much . It is known Gursgigna is the second largest widely spoken language at work places all across Ethiopia whether reckless Abit made it official working language or not..
    Postponing the scheduled population census count and coming up with such an announcement shows the immaturity of the
    maniacs in the Abiy’s administration. This will go for a revision as soon as Abiy & Co. are removed. Schools need to.have a say in it too . Now I might have to learn how to spell the Prime Minister’s name in Afagn Oromo ..

  2. The following statement is false

    “Amharic (has) played a big role in facilitating communications among Ethiopians. “

    The Neftegna language has thwarted the development of other languages in the country!

    The Ethiopianwent scam, the Azemaris have been propagating is designed to promote their language, culture, and religion.

    The news that four languages are to be included as national languages is a nightmare for Neftegnas.

    I am happy with the news as the action is long over due.

    • I think it good dea and right direction but
      this languages more incentives and support, not just policy on paper, on the federal level to make healthy progress. Amahar won’t be necessarily happy with this and would try to thwart or undermine any way they can at their own peril but this policy is the best thing to happen to them if they want survive and integrate within various community they live with. It would be easy and acceptable to learn the language , culture , customs, etc of whichever community you deal and live with, not the other way around .

  3. Yet, it is the biggest lie ever !! PP will not and could not allow four languages as working languages!

  4. Teach us Afagn Oromo then, Afagn Oromo should be enough to get a job.in Addis Ababa.

    P P is doing too much , Abiy needs to chill and check himself before he wrecks himself,, the least reckless Abiy should have done was to hold the population census count as scheduled especially if he intends to take such a huge step , doing his part to be free from discrimination and nepotism and demography change when he put this languages as working languages .
    In all fairness the one party dominated parliament is puttung our laws aside to.show it is his veto power . It is known Guragigna is the second largest widely spoken language at work places all across Ethiopia whether reckless Abiy made it official working language or not..

    Postponing the scheduled population census count and coming up with such an announcement shows the immaturity of the
    maniacs in the Abiy’s administration. This will go for a revision as soon as Abiy & Co. are removed. Schools need to.have a say in it too . Now I might have to learn how to spell the Prime Minister’s name in Afagn Oromo ..

  5. “Adding four more languages”. This nonsense is designed merely for election campaign by bilgina party, not meant for immediate implementation. No language should be secondary to any other. So, where are the others? In addition to all Ethiopian languages I propose ENGLISH should also be adopted as neutral official working language. Any konso person should be able to speak in afaan Konso if he wishes at federal level, and any document written in afaan Konso should be acceptable at federal level as well. Amharic never facilitated, but severely hampered communication between Ethiopians due to unfair policies of the ruling elite to kill other languages. All Ethiopian children should be required to learn at least two languages, the language of their state/mother tongue and English. More is optional. When the Oromo demanded use of their language at federal level, they did not mean to omit or undermine others.

    • Brother Sorsa,

      Are you suggesting 87 official languages to be adapted? Read it again, it is one of the best medicines our political ground is looking for, The government is working to fix Ethiopia for once and all! God bless Dr Abiy, I am very happy with this action.

      • @TRL,
        The unconditional love and affection Ethiopians throughout Ethiopia had shown to Abiy when he became a prime minister, is a testimony by itself that the highest majority of Ethiopians do not care to what ethnic group or religious affliatiatons their leader belongs to — all the positive and celebratory songs that had been written abd sang in support of Abiy and Lemma shown how loving, accepting, how hungry and eager Ethiopians are for someone to unite and rule them, and bring them the badly needed peace and freedom, so they can live and raise their children in dignity, regardless of their poverty.
        But, the deafening silence and the lack of urgency to protect Ethiopians from the hands of barbaric OLF extremists when they bulldozed thousands of homes and displaced millions of lawabiding Ethiopians out in the cold, when they burned Churches and worshipers alive, when they chopped up innocent humanbeings and dragged their headless bodies through the streets, when they robbed, beat up, raped young girls– the very federal government that went to Bahardar and ambushed opposition political members — were no where to be found to stop OLF hoodlums; mind you, I’m sure you are well aware that, these brainwashed desensetized heartless inhumane trabalist racist OLF hoodlums even announced their crime spree two weeks in advance, but not even one federal police were there in advance to stop these lawless bloodthirsty merciless extremists — WHY?? What have happened to the three million Ethiopians that have been displaced and tossed and left to live in tents?? Who is feeding them?? How many of those lawful unfortunate displaced citizens and their children are atill alive, or have died??
        Nothing matters in life without peace, security and freedom!!
        As Abebe told that bloodyhand brutal dictator MelAss:
        WE NEED FREEDOM! FREEDOM! FREEDOM!!

        • Hope,

          I hope all is well, Long time bro 😊 I understand your points, and they are totally acceptable demands from any given society, as everyone should be intitled to live freely. Ethiopians and lots of other nations are not lucky to have such privilege like the ones who are enjoying freedom for so long. It is true a lot happened in the past few years, just like it has been happening for more than 100 years, may be different scale, and still happening in some cases. Me as one Ethiopian will always isolate the true cause of any given problems, case by case, Good habits ha lol, even when TPLF was in power, hence all these bad things happened because of our politicians misunderstanding of politics itself, underestimation of the society and backwardness to some extent since most politicians are just focused on their little village while trying to buy bread and Medanet from around the world. This will help me Identify if the problems we are dealing with is coming from the central government or from one of the lost politicians. I judge each case fairly to make sure I stay honest to God and my Ethiopia, That being said all those Ethiopians who sang a song for Dr Abiy, who bought all those shirts with his pictures when he came to power should love him more now based on facts. He did so much for us as a country in the past few years amid all these problems popping everywhere. People who gave all that love before they even knew who he was should love him more now if they can analyze what has been done so far to strengthen Ethiopia in many areas. One thing he didn’t do is that, he didn’t kill the killers in barbaric ways to satisfy our online politicians who always failed to understand things on the ground or what kind of package Ethiopian politics is holding, and he didn’t open a war to catch our bad guys in different regions. That is ok if you are a man of law, time always answers everything and I am hopeful that lots of bad guys will pay for their damage when time allows, In the US some cases get solved after 50 or 70 years. For me the core of our problem is poverty! Lets get rid of this cancer and it will definitely calm down so many tribal who are always starving and their mood is always on kill to survive mode. Lots of Ethiopians don’t have any asset due to many reasons and this tend to work against our politics, lots of people change their mind over night without any supporting document or clear direction every time they hear someone talk with cool voice and menebaneb mood 😊 they don’t affiliate it with their life or asset since there is none in most cases. Ethiopia is also one of the biggest country in Africa with so much things in our plate if we use it properly, so it will not worth it chasing a few Tribal while the country needs Economic expansion and food security immediately, Let the tribal do as much damage they are doing, for them to pay for it when time comes. Ethiopia will be choosing battles going forward, Busy growing as a country and government don’t have time to chase every crazy, attention seeker politicians. Besides that, the actual world itself is dealing with so much right now, Lots of Ethiopians still stuck with our undeveloped politics and forget to draw scenarios based on what is happening around the world in general. Economy, Military armament race, food security, nuclear treats, global warming, and now the coronavirus. Ethiopians waste too much time on irrelevant stuff since our eyes were never opened wider due to bad governance in the past. I am just waiting until Dr Abiy defeat all these useless political parties and continue the great job he has been doing.

          • @TRL
            “I am just waiting until Dr Abiy defeat all these useless political parties and continue the great job he has been doing.”
            No need to wait, sir. He already beat every regime before him as the worst terrorist regime Ethiopia has seen.

      • The answer is YES! Who are you to force what language a child born into Konso, walaita, Sidama, qimant, Agew, many former kingdoms of the south family should speak to work and live in his country?
        If necessary we should have at least 10-20 more states if they can efficiently manage the functions of a regional government. If they are too small to do so, then they should learn their mother language and English. In any case no language should be forced on people. People in border regions, or currently illegally incorporated in wrong states (eg. Wallo and Metekel Oromos) should join a larger state of their choices with which they share common language and history..

        • I see misunderstanding over here, this move is not to force every state to speak only these languages, this moves simply means five bigger languages in the country are now serving the nation in a federal level! the rest remain the same!

          • @TRL,
            “….five bigger languages in the country are now serving the nation in a federal level!”
            That is why it is wrong. The languages spoken by smaller nations should also be respected at every level, because it is their country too.

  6. I think it is good dea and right direction but
    this languages need more incentives and support, not just policy on paper,s on the federal level to make any healthy progress. Amahar won’t be necessarily happy with this and would try to thwart or undermine any way they can at their own peril but this policy is the best thing ever happen to them if they want to survive and integrate within various community they live with. It would be easy and acceptable to learn the language , culture , customs, etc of whichever community you deal and live with, not the other way around . I saw many who lived in jijiga or Deridewa in their whole live and cannot speak a single proper Somali word despite interacting with them everyday and few who speak fluently. Especially kids learn faster depending on their family attitude. Business people also learn fast due to their daily needs, activities and interaction with local people.

  7. That was the right decision by the government. I have been telling others/friends about such additions to the national language roster for years. But I had one more which was Arabic. I think the schools there should give an emphasis in offering language classes in Arabic. I think that would be an easy pick by the students because there are people in their multitudes who speak it already even though it is not the standardized one. But picking Afar, Somali and Tigre languages along with Oromifaa is very smart. For Oromifaa it is a longtime coming. These three languages cross boundaries and are national/recognized languages in Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya and Eritrea. The choice is very strategic smart. That country has a belly seen as very soft target from the Middle East vantage point and it should always stand vigilant and jealously guarding it. A fluent population in Arabic in every region will help further that effort a lot. This choice should not be a topic for a linguistic ‘mine-too’ movement.

    Then again, this is my take and apparently nobody is perfect.

  8. For 30 years TPLF mafia criminals left your motherland landlocked, gave Ethiopia’s land free and clear, robbed you blind, locked you up like wild animals, displaced you in your own country…, tortured you mercilessly till some lost their lives, lyms, eyesights, hearings, function of their genitals and bladder…, they burned you alive, they pushed you in the ditch, and massacred hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians throughout Ethiopia, and literally pulled your pants down and spanked you like llittle child…, enslaved and Peed on your heads for 30 years and mostly, they munipilated and brainwashed you like a mentally challenged person, to believe that for the last 30 years that victimized you, that robbed you, that slaughtered your parents, children, siblings, friends and neighbors are not the members of TPLF mafia, but the very Amharas TPLF themselves demonized, victimized and massacred for over 30 years !
    The laugh is on you bigots!! Obviously, TPLF mafia have robbed your conscience, your thinking ability to judge accordingly, sense of guilt, sense of shame, empathy and human decency to blame and point your fingers at the very Amharas TPLF mafia victimized and used as bait to divide, to rob and rule Ethiopia/ns! What a shame!!
    I’m sure Amharas don’t care if Amharic is the national language or not!! Amharic being the national language didn’t improve their lives better than any other Ethiopian…, it didn’t build them schools, hospitals, roads, clinics, it didn’t build them international airport as TPLF build in Mekele with the billions of Ethiopians’ taxpayers money.
    AMHARAS JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE, THEY JUST WANT TO LIVE IN DIGNITY AND RAISE THEIR CHILDREN IN PEACE WITHOUT BEING AFRAID OF THEIR CHILDREN BEING ABDUCTED BY THE DISPICABLE BRAINWASHED SUBHUMANS — BOKO HARAM WANNABES!!
    Whoever that might be, PROBABLY, the Coronavirus is created to eradicate some group of people, unfortunately, it killing decent humanbeings around the world and the very evil and their family members that created it! You scum of the earth are also digging your own graves!! Whatever evil horror you are plotting against innocent civilians, it will come back to hunt you!!
    You reap what you sow!!!!

    • What went wrong with you today, miss Hope?
      You didn’t say something about OLF, OMN or Jawar. Hmm.

      • “…WITHOUT BEING AFRAID OF THEIR CHILDREN BEING ABDUCTED BY THE DISPICABLE BRAINWASHED SUBHUMANS — BOKO HARAM WANNABES!!”
        These are your MelAss like hero Jawar and his brainwashed desensetized blind Nazi like OLF supporters.

  9. Miss Hope,

    Amharic is not ‘Amhara’s’ language for your information. It’s impossible to find out the exact root of where Amharic language came from. For your information in “Amhara” region there are plenty of different ethnic groups and has another language other than Amharic. This tells us There is no linguistic relationship Amhara and Amharic; it’s just a pseudo propaganda to convince soft people like you. The different ethnic groups that’s the primary owner of the so called ‘Amhara’ regions are Weyitto, Qimant, Agaw, shinasha, etc there is no “Amhara” Ethnic group that can claim Amharic language!

    Agaw, and Qimant should have to have their own regional administration! Agaw’s are Agaw! Qimant’s are Qimant!

    • Aba Melasam,
      Whatever!!! It is undianiable that you and the likes of you want to destroy Amharic language, it’s unique alphabet and the entire Amhara population!! Anyhow, Knowing what you value in life, what you and your equally balegae racist bigots friends think of me has no effect on me. After all you are a staunchest supporter of that evil MelAss that divided Ethiopians, that left the country landlocked, that gave away Ethiopia’s land, that nearly destroyed our country, that robbed the country blind, and that died with the blood of millions of Ethiopians and Somalians on his hands!! Here is one of your example where it shows your child like mentality and hatred against entire Amhara ethnic group:

      Aba MelaJune 14, 2019 at 12:46 PM
      “”Hope,
      Hope የሴተኛ አዳሪ ልጅ ናት:: ሸርሙጣ ያሳደገው ያስታውቃል:: አንቺ ኤድሳም
      HIV victim.
      —June 14, 2019 at 1:06 PM
      አንቺ የሹጣም ልጅ የፈሪ ልጅ come out from the closet
      እናትህን ልብዳት ከነፊቱላዋ
      —June 14, 2019 at 1:17 PM
      Hope is GAY
      —June 14, 2019 at 1:19 PM
      You know why the GAY people heading to Amhara region? Kimikikikikkkkk
      ምድረ ቡሽቲ አህያ በጂ አማራ::
      ሰው እንዴት አህያ ይበዳል?
      —June 14, 2019 at 3:55 PM
      The good Amara is the dead amara!
      —June 14, 2019 at 4:35 PM
      Nebiyu… bro..
      ጣት ቆጠራ መስሎት!
      ቆማጣ ጣቶች የሉዋትም!
      ቱቱቱቱቱቱቱ!
      —June 14, 2019 at 1:17 PM
      Hope is GAY
      —June 14, 2019 at 1:19 PM
      You know why the GAY people heading to Amhara region? Kimikikikikkkkk
      ምድረ ቡሽቲ አህያ በጂ አማራ::
      ሰው እንዴት አህያ ይበዳል?
      —June 14, 2019 at 1:20 PM
      Hope is lesbian and GAY! He likes donkey
      –June 14, 2019 at 1:33 PM
      Hope
      Isis እንዳልክ የተመኘኽው ይደርሳል ምኞትክ ይሳካል::
      አንተ ቡሽቲ የሸርሙጣ ልጅ! ዳላስ እንዴት ነው? ኤድስ በኤድስ::
      –June 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM
      Hope የሹጣም ልጅ የቡሽቲ የቆማጣ ዘር:: ቡሽቲ ሊጎበኝህ እየመጣ ነው””

      The surprising part is the deafening silence of others when you degrade and demonize the entire Amharaic ethnic group in everyday basis. But Godforbid, if I call the very inhumane creatures that left the country landlocked…, that robbed the country blind…, that gave away Ethiopia’s land away…, that beat up, incarcerated, tortured and slaughtered millions of Ethiopians– as bloodthirsty — go figure!!

      • @Miss Hope,
        you wrote:
        “It is undianiable that you and the likes of you want to destroy Amharic language, it’s unique alphabet and the entire Amhara population!!”

        How do you justify extinction of Agwigna and Qimantigna in order to preserve Amharic? We want to preserve all of our languages as they are our treasures and part of our history and culture. The only way to do so is by using them. The best way to use them is if Qimant and Agew have their own states. If Menge was not removed even Afaan oromo would have been gone by now. Languages are much more than “means of communication”.

  10. Miss Hope,

    I know people like you are living in denial here is another language that extinct from their birth place.

    “The Gafat language is an extinct South Ethiopian Semitic language that was once spoken along Abbay River (Blue Nile) in Ethiopia, and later speakers pushed south of Gojjam in modern day Eastern Wellega Oromia region.[2][3] Gafat was related to Harari and Gurage dialects.[4] The records of this language are extremely sparse. There is a translation of the Song of Songs written in the 17th or 18th Century held at the Bodleian Library. Wikipedia

    • Aba Mekasam,
      We know your goal is to divide and destroy the history of Ethiopia and dismantle her!! You are so brainwashed and blinded by unimaginable hatred, you and the likes failed to realize that a small tiny minority Tigrae won’t survive as a single country separated from Ethiopia!! All that billions of stolen money won’t last forever!! And all the blood you have spilled will come to hunt you forever!!
      Even Musolini was millions times better than TPLF mafia members!! Unprecedented 30 years of human cruelties!!

  11. Thats a good one keep it at the back of your brain. And you can make a tattoo of it! Hopeless ! Soft!

    • I’ll keep it to remind you and others that you are just another brainwashed hate-filled racist asadagie yebedelehe balegae that wants to massacre entire Amhara ethnic group!! Shameless bigot!!

  12. Hopeless!

    Here is a good news for you soft

    የኦሮሚያ ፖሊስ ኮሌጅ በቡልቡላ ማሰልጠኛ ማእከል ለ30ኛ ዙር ያሰለጠናቸውን ልዩ የፖሊስ ሃይል አባላትን ከፍተኛ የመንግስት ባለስልጣናት በተገኙበት ተመረቁ የክልሉ መንግስት ኮሙዩኒኬሽን ቢሮ ገልጿል፡፡ merej.com

    • Well, what else can we expect from totally brainwashed individuals like you that grew up under the wings of bloody hand TPLF mafia for 30 years!!!

  13. Hopeless,
    አማራ ክልልም 70 ሺህ ልዩ ሃይለኛ ወሬኛወችን አስመርቋል! For your information!😂

  14. Jawar Mohammed and his ethnic thugs are the most despicable creatures that ever lived on planet earth. I listened with great horror what the OMN has broadcasted a few days ago. Apparently, Jawar is espousing a pure Oromo breed which was similar to what the leaders the Nazi Germany were propagandizing. Merera Guidan, a confused and bankrupted politician, should be ashamed of himself for associating himself with Muslim and ethnic extremist like Jawar Mohammed.

    Merera has been a chairmen of his organization for 30 years. He has been advised to relinquish his position by the young members of his party, but wouldn’t accept them. He gets monetary gains by being the chairman of the party. He is getting old and his dream of being a leader of the country is rapidly evaporating. Hence, he started using extremists to realize his dreams. We must reject and condemn Merera and his party categorically. The OMN must be removed form the air and Jawar must be held accountable for broadcasting hate. The Sorsa of this world are mentally sick and should not be allowed to destroy young men who have a lot to live for.

    • My respected honourable Damo,

      I am not disagreeing to what you are saying here but here is my two cents …
      We all know the problem we of Ethiopia’s past dirty history the way I see it and what I strongly think where the problem is nobody is taking the time to understand why people are saying what they are saying for example Jawar become very famous not because you f his support from Oromo rather it is from that hate of the Amhara’s, since the oromos are the victim of the Amhara rule and amhara’s denial make the Oromo number fan of Jawar, as you can see it the Amhara deny and Jewar tells the Oromo what is inside them which makes him a hero for the oromos.

      The way forward is to engage in dialogue to calm down the setuation, what we need to understand is nobody can stop the will of the people especially at this stage, people will die for whatever they believe in for, not like Minilik era when called Names they accept, today is different generation I really want to see a leader that can speak nothing but the truth to bridge the gap and bring people together, we also need to educate the people, we are talking on behalf peasant we never bothered to educate until we do that it is like the blind leading the blind.
      The AMhara is crying out because of their hidden agenda if they really care for Ethiopia they should focuse on dialogue instead of accusing the Oromo leaders.
      My point here is that OLF and Jawar is very popular why? Nobody bothered to talk to the humble Oromo in honest way, in my thinking denying problem will make the problem worest.

      I will leave the rest to you, you know me I want nothing but Ethiopia where people can leave in harmony, to do that we have to be honest to each other that is all
      Long live Ethiopia
      Down Down Amhara ignorance!

    • Come on Damo,
      I thought you are mature enough to see that the noise around the girls’s comment is manufactured by Abiy and naftegnas to find an excuse to shut down OMN and exclude KFO, OLF from upcoming election so that they can ride over Oromia without Jawwe, Marara and Daud. They never succeed!!!
      OMN should not have apologized or removed the content to appease the enemies of the Oromo people.
      What did this girl say so offensive? Sure, her opinion did not come from the sky nor reflect the opinion of OMN or KFO. She grew up in country where Oromo life is does not matter, watching the people who are killing and abusing Oromos are either Amaras, Tigres or those Oromos with mixed backgrounds or families. Based on this fact the young woman proposed her logical solution to stop the killing of her people. Oromo men should marry oromo women, then the killing and abuse stops. That is why the crowd applauded, because it made sense to them. It is wrong for OMN to apologize and removal their video under pressure from enemies of the oromo people.
      Political marriage is common place. Although biologically nothing wrong with it, often it has often been abused as a means to colonize/suppress free nations throughout history. Minilik and Taytu are case in point. Even if some of us do not completely agree with all or parts of her opinion, she has every right to express herself. Those who try to restrict the opinions of others are those who insult us daily, and we make no such noise. By any standard, one girl’s voice can not justify threatening OMN with closure and banning political parties, unless intended to crown Abiy into office.

  15. Okay bigots, forget the national language… just let Ethiopians use sign language to communicate with one another, using only the right hand index finger.
    This website is flooded with racist bigots, with the exception of a couple of reasonable people.
    Where is the voice of reason, the true patriotic Ethiopian genius Abebaw?
    Wherever you are, hope all is well, my friend!

  16. I think these are just four languages of the prosperity party of Abiy. Otherwise, these are entirely ethnic enclave languages and can’t be in reality National official languages. If these languages were naturally viable to evolve as national languages they could have been the spoken languages of the people of Ethiopia without geographic barriers. Unfortunately these four languages were dwarfed because they were spoken by nomadic tribes ( except for Tigringa which is again a redundancy because Tigrigna is a subset of or included in Amharic language) who could not impact others in the many years of social and cultural contact. Of the four tribal languages, Oromigna a late comer to Ethiopia and luckily non Oromo indigenous people in Bale, Arusi and and Shewa are speaking it. A national language is not something spoken by disconnected or enclaves it has to be naturally spoken by a certain percent of the society in each region or state. None of these languages are spoken across regions. It is waste of resource, time and utterly out of relevance.

  17. አበባው,
    ይህቺን በቀሰም የተነፋችዋን ሰሞነኛ እብሪትህን ማስታገሻ ፈልግላት! እንዳንተ ዓይነት ጎስቋላ ሃሳብ ያላቸው ሠዎች ናቸው ኢትዮጵያዊነት ለምኔን እንዲፈጠር ያደረጉት:: አማርኛ አባቱን የማያውቅ የጉዴላ ቋንቋ ነው:: ከሀረቡም : ከኦሮምኛውም: ከአገውኛውም : ከጉራጊኛውም: ከግዕዙም ወዘተረፈ በማንአለብኝነት ያሻውን ስርወ-ቃላት እየዘረፈ ዘመን ተሻጋሪ ስስታም ቋንቋ ነው:: በተለያዩ ሥርወ-ቃላት እራሱን የገነባው ይሄ የጉዴላ ቋንቋ አማርኛ እንደመታደል ሆኖ የኢትዮጵይኛ ቋንቋ ሊሆን ችሏል:: ልክ እንደ ቋንቋው ሁሉ አማራነትም የስርቆት ስያሜ ነው:: ኣፋን ኦሮሞ ውስጥ ጉራጊኛ: አገውኛ: ትግርኛ የለም ኣፋን ኦሮሞ ብቻ እንጂ ያለው ስለዚህ ኣፋን ኦሮሞ ባለቤት ወይንም አባት አለው እንጂ እንደ አማርኛ ወፍ-ዘራሽ አይዶለም:: እስቲ እቺን ለግዜው አኘክ አኘክ አድርግና ከመልስ ምትህ በሁዋላ እያየን ዳማከሴውንም: ሀሪቲውንም: ጤናዳሙንም አሽቼ ጨምርልሃለሁ::

    • አባ መላ፤
      እስኪ ቅድምያ ልጠይቅህ። አንተ ሀሳብህን ለመግለፅ ከላይ በተጠቀምካቸው የዐማርኛ ዐረፍተ ነገሮች ውስጥ ስንት የኦሮምኛ ቃላቶች አሉ። እኔ ለአብነት ያህል አንድ እንኳን የኦሮምኛ ቃል አላዬሁም። ታዲያ የት ላይ ነው አማርኛ የተዋሰው። ይልቅ አንድ ነገር ገረመኝ ። እርሱም የፒፒ ፓርቲ ቋንቋ ሲመርጥ እኩል ተዋፅኦ አላደረገም።
      — ከ ኩሽቲክ አፋርኛ እና ሶማሊኛ
      — ከ ሰሜቲክ ትግርኛ
      –ከ ባንቱ ኦሮምኛ
      ሲያደርግ ከኦሞቲክ እና ከናይሎቲክ ምንም የተወከለ ቋንቋ የለም። ለምሣሌ ከኦሞቲክ ጋሞ ከናይሎቲክ ፈግምዕ አኟክ ወይም ጉሙዝ መወከል ይችሉ ነበር። ምን ይመስልኻል?

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