De quand date le Manuale d'Afä-Wärq Gäbrä-Iyäsus?
- Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
(issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
Ethiopian Studies; Linguistics | Linguistics; Grammar; History; Politics; Impicit Content; Italy; | ddc:400 | ddc:490 | ddc:320 | ddc:800 | ddc:890 | ddc:900 | ddc:910 | ddc:960
At the end of his life when he was the Ethiopian ambassador in Italy, Afä-Wärq (1868–1947) published a short handbook of Amharic language for Italians. Several chronological cross-checkings make us sure that the book has been published in 1934 or 1936. But most probably we may trace back the grammatical and ideological contents to the beginning of this century. It shows that Afä-Wärq had kept fidelity to his first ideas in favour of a modern Ethiopia.