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"Through her location on the shores of the Red Sea and in the horn of East Africa, Ethiopia has profound historical ties with the rest of the Middle East as well as with Africa. In this respect she stands in a completely unique position. Her culture and social structure were founded in the mingling of her original culture and civilization with the Hamitic and Semitic migrations into Africa from the Arabian peninsula, and, in fact, today, our language, Amharic, is a member of that large…


Tigrinya language, alphabet and pronunciation

Anti-Semitism at heart of Trump's rally gets virtually no media attention - Shareblue

from CBS News

"Post-truth" named word of the year for 2016 by Oxford Dictionaries

After Brexit and the U.S. presidential election, the English language needed to describe a world that seems to have moved beyond facts

from The Independent

Hundreds of Jewish scholars of holocaust history call on Americans to 'mobilise in solidarity' against Trump

Hundreds of Jewish scholars of the holocaust have signed a statement condemning the “hateful and discriminatory language and threats” against minorities during Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and called on Americans to "resist attempts to place vulnerable groups in the crosshairs of nativist racisms."


The Sabaean or Sabaic alphabet is one of the south Arabian alphabets. The oldest known inscriptions in this alphabet date from about 500 BC. Its origins are not known, though one theory is that it developed from the Byblos alphabet. The Sabaean alphabet is thought to have evolved into the Ethiopic script. Sabaean, an extinct Semitic language once spoken in Saba, the biblical Sheba, in southern Arabia.


Semitic Geographic distribution:Middle East, North Africa, Northeast Africa and Malta Linguistic classification:Afro-Asiatic Semitic Proto-language:Proto-Semitic Subdivisions:East Semitic (extinct) Central Semitic South Semitic Approximate historical distribution of Semitic languages


The Ugaritic language is attested in texts from C.1700 to 1200 BCE, closely related to the Etruscan. Its grammatical features are highly similar to those found in Etruscan and Sumerian/Akkadian.