The Essential Guide to Amharic: The National Language of Ethiopia

Andrew Tadross (Author) Abraham Teklu (Author)

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Peace Corps Writers
Publish Date
September 07, 2015
6.0 X 0.44 X 9.0 inches | 0.63 pounds
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About the Author

Andrew Tadross served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer living in Tigray and Holeta (Oromia). The first year he lived in a village called Endodo planting trees and working on water development. The second year he lived in Mekele, teaching landscape architecture at the University of Mekele. He began writing words in both Amharic and Tigrinya as a vocabulary list for himself before it evolved into a book. Abraham Teklu was born, raised and completed high school in Adwa, Tigray, Ethiopia. He attended Addis Ababa University before completing his Bachelor of Science at theUniversity of North Carolina. Abraham earned Masters Degree in Education at Western Governors University. He has worked as a designer for an engineering company, as a manager for a development organization, as a volunteer trainer for an endowment institution. Currently, he manages a nonprofit organization, which supports impoverished elderly and children. In addition to "The Essential Guide to Amharic" Abraham has written children's books, magazines and three volumes of English-Tigrinya Dictionary, as well as "The Essential Guide to Tigrinya, the Language of Eritrea and Tigray, Northern Ethiopia". For more information on this and other publishings, visit