English should be the official langua...

English should be the official language of Ethiopia.

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Patel

Ethiopia

#1 Nov 15, 2009
For all of us to live in peace we need to change Ethiopian official language in to English.

Reasons
1) English in universal language of the world. If we want to communicate with the world we should master English.
2) Amharic is hated by all Ethiopians except the Amharas. The Amharic speaking people have heinous crimes from Somalia, eritrea, Oromiya, hadiya, Tigranya, etc all over East africa for the last 100 years. If we remove Amharic from the picture the hate towards Amhhara will eventually disappear.
3)English can play role as unifying facotor. B/s it doesn't belong to none of us. It is equal to everyone of us.
4) Unlike amharic which is backward, English is language of technology and civilization. If we want to join civilized world we should be aqble to use English

There fore all ethiopians should voice and reject Amharigna as our official language.

However every ethinic has the right to use its language on its area. The Amaharas can use Amharic in amharaland, Oromffa in Oromiya, tigrigna in tigray etc. However for the peace and unity of all ethiopians we should first disacrd amhric to the dust bin. It is only then that we can start talking of peace and unity.

Anything short of this will lead our mama ethiopia in to fragments.
Getenete18

Boyertown, PA

#2 Nov 15, 2009
No, thank you.

Since: Oct 08

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#3 Nov 15, 2009
why not italian ? lol
Angel Kisses

District Heights, MD

#4 Nov 15, 2009
Patel wrote:
For all of us to live in peace we need to change Ethiopian official language in to English.
Reasons
1) English in universal language of the world. If we want to communicate with the world we should master English.
2) Amharic is hated by all Ethiopians except the Amharas. The Amharic speaking people have heinous crimes from Somalia, eritrea, Oromiya, hadiya, Tigranya, etc all over East africa for the last 100 years. If we remove Amharic from the picture the hate towards Amhhara will eventually disappear.
3)English can play role as unifying facotor. B/s it doesn't belong to none of us. It is equal to everyone of us.
4) Unlike amharic which is backward, English is language of technology and civilization. If we want to join civilized world we should be aqble to use English
There fore all ethiopians should voice and reject Amharigna as our official language.
However every ethinic has the right to use its language on its area. The Amaharas can use Amharic in amharaland, Oromffa in Oromiya, tigrigna in tigray etc. However for the peace and unity of all ethiopians we should first disacrd amhric to the dust bin. It is only then that we can start talking of peace and unity.
Anything short of this will lead our mama ethiopia in to fragments.
I understand your need for a unifying language; however, England, the colonizer of a vast majority of the world, will colonize you with its language. Just a warning... People sometimes underestimate the philosophy that is deeply embedded within a language and the power a language has on the way you think and act. I realize that Amharic may make Amhara's philosophy an influence over Ethiopian thinking. I am just wondering do you prefer Amhara influence or would you rather have European/Western influence?
Jerry Ethiopia

Ethiopia

#5 Nov 15, 2009
I am an American who lives here in Ethiopia and have for almost 3 years and am married to an wonderful ethiopian woman. Now my wife is Tigrit. She speaks Amharic, Tigray and some Oromo and Somali. Getting rid of the Amharic language is never gonna happen. Maybe english is the universal language, but erasing a language because you say the ethiopian people here hate it except the Amharas and that all the Amharas have committed crime all over the country for a century to me is a little far fetched. You as a country will never come together as one with the ethnic hate and discord I see on daily basis. If its not for that its over religion. Making english the official language will not change that. I do believe that english should have a broader role in the school classroom, starting in primary and all the way up including study at the university level. This is a good country with good and bad people in it, just like in my country but this kind of thinking helps no one.
getu

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Nov 15, 2009
Jerry Ethiopia wrote:
I am an American who lives here in Ethiopia and have for almost 3 years and am married to an wonderful ethiopian woman. Now my wife is Tigrit. She speaks Amharic, Tigray and some Oromo and Somali. Getting rid of the Amharic language is never gonna happen. Maybe english is the universal language, but erasing a language because you say the ethiopian people here hate it except the Amharas and that all the Amharas have committed crime all over the country for a century to me is a little far fetched. You as a country will never come together as one with the ethnic hate and discord I see on daily basis. If its not for that its over religion. Making english the official language will not change that. I do believe that english should have a broader role in the school classroom, starting in primary and all the way up including study at the university level. This is a good country with good and bad people in it, just like in my country but this kind of thinking helps no one.
Yes, I am tired of speaking Amharic, thought it is my primary language. It is about time we change it. In fact, language in Ethiopia should be changed every 20 years. After saying that
since, English and any European language is enemies and colonizers of Africa, it seems to that you people are trying to surrender before the enemy asked you.

If it comes to it of changing language, I suggest that we should adapt the Japanese, Chines, Inuit, Aborigine of Australia.

You see, we have lots of selection of languages. If we select one of these languages, not only we all have the same footing to start, since non one can speak any one of these languages, we all will start at the same time.
yaya

South Yarra, Australia

#7 Nov 15, 2009
Arabic will be the official language of ethiopia in 2020 either the habesh monkeys like it or not.BEHOLD THE ARABS ARE COMING TO ETHIOPIA HEHEHEHEHE.
Getenete18

Boyertown, PA

#8 Nov 15, 2009
yaya wrote:
Arabic will be the official language of ethiopia in 2020 either the habesh monkeys like it or not.BEHOLD THE ARABS ARE COMING TO ETHIOPIA HEHEHEHEHE.
is Arabic a national language of Eritrea yet?
getu

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Nov 15, 2009
Getenete18 wrote:
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is Arabic a national language of Eritrea yet?
Yes it is along with Tigrigna.....I guess, just because it is so in his country to be considered to the membership of f the arab league, Issue made it as national language. Of course yaya'd mother tongue is Arabic
Yonny

Capelle Aan Den Ijssel, Netherlands

#10 Nov 15, 2009
yaya wrote:
Arabic will be the official language of ethiopia in 2020 either the habesh monkeys like it or not.BEHOLD THE ARABS ARE COMING TO ETHIOPIA HEHEHEHEHE.
This guy is mentaly Retarded! Mogn yehone FETRET. as long as u reply to this fool he thinks he is makin a point.
Bure Damot

Palo Alto, CA

#11 Nov 15, 2009
yaya wrote:
Arabic will be the official language of ethiopia in 2020 either the habesh monkeys like it or not.BEHOLD THE ARABS ARE COMING TO ETHIOPIA HEHEHEHEHE.
Until now I was in doubt about you, but now I start laughing loud.How comes you don't have a family to take you to mental institute ? At least people who were in the cave with you when you were a child ? Gee very sad.
getu

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Nov 15, 2009
Bure Damot wrote:
<quoted text> Until now I was in doubt about you, but now I start laughing loud.How comes you don't have a family to take you to mental institute ? At least people who were in the cave with you when you were a child ? Gee very sad.
What are you talking about his family? In fact he is the sane one from his family. Go figure it out
sisiter dorret

Omagh, UK

#13 Nov 15, 2009
yaya wrote:
Arabic will be the official language of ethiopia in 2020 either the habesh monkeys like it or not.BEHOLD THE ARABS ARE COMING TO ETHIOPIA HEHEHEHEHE.
i feel thAT ethiopia should keep its lANAGE I WAS BORN IN ENGLAND BUT CONSIDER MYSELF AN AFRICan but can not speak amharic ofr any african lanuage as it eas ripped from my ansesters i would love to have my natural mother tounge from africA I HAVE TOLEARN IT SO BE PROUD TO BE ETHIOPIAN AND HAVE YOUT ROWN LANUAGE WHICH I BELEAVE IS ONE OF THR OLDEST
sisiter dorret

Omagh, UK

#14 Nov 15, 2009
ETHIOPIA IS THE MOST SACRED PLACE IN THE WORLD HAS NEVER BEEN COLONIZED BY THRE WEST HAS KEPT HER HISTORY AND CULTURE CONTINUALLY PRAISE GOD AND HAVE HER OWN LANUAGE THAT IS SOMETHING ETHIOPIA SHOULE BE PROUD OF ENGLISH SHOULD REMAIN A SECOND LANUAGE I WAS BORN IN ENGLAND BUT AM AN AFRICAN I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE MY MOTHER TONUGE I HAVE TO LEARN MY LANUAGE ALL OVER AGAIN SO BE HAPPY YO KNOW THAT ETHIOPIA IS BLESSED
yaya

South Yarra, Australia

#15 Nov 16, 2009
Bure Damot wrote:
<quoted text> Until now I was in doubt about you, but now I start laughing loud.How comes you don't have a family to take you to mental institute ? At least people who were in the cave with you when you were a child ? Gee very sad.
Thats what you said when someone told your daddy 30 years ago not only ethiopia will lose the coast and become landlocked but internal tribal and religious conflict would flare....laugh now cry later THE ARABS ARE COMING OGADENI ARE CLAIMING ARABS ALREADY.LOL but i guess thats the idea you keep laughing and shrug the idea off its part of the plan underestimate the danger for a quick implementaion.
yaya

South Yarra, Australia

#16 Nov 16, 2009
Yonny wrote:
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This guy is mentaly Retarded! Mogn yehone FETRET. as long as u reply to this fool he thinks he is makin a point.
Thanks for replying to me and making prove a point to you..baria amhara agew monkey.

Since: Jun 09

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#17 Nov 16, 2009
no Foriegn langagues.Why not make it oromo?

Or we could just be like switzerland and make every langague national.

A child can go to school and learn the langague of his region and another langague from any other region he choses.

Langague is never really a probelm because money always talks louder and clearer.If economic status in Ethiopia was better nobody would care what the langague is.
Ankoberian

Ethiopia

#18 Nov 16, 2009
I think there is nothing wrong with Eritrea if it makes Arabic one of its official language. eritrea has 50% muslim population. Unlike Ethiopia which has only one official language eritrea the tiny state has two languages. The Eritrean muslims right is respected and can use arabic as official language. Even the population of Ethiopia is is also 50% muslim, the rights of muslims is not repescted in Ethiopia. The fanatic orothodxs Amharas (aka Serbians of Africa) have dominated everything in ethiopia. But in the future whether you like it not the non Amhara people of Ethiopia will rise up and fight the Amharaization of ethiopia. Amharan language,religion and culture is eroding the culture, religion, and language of non Amharan ethiopians. don't forghet amhara are only 15% of the Ethiopian population.
Getente 18

Annandale, VA

#19 Nov 16, 2009
Ankoberian wrote:
I think there is nothing wrong with Eritrea if it makes Arabic one of its official language. eritrea has 50% muslim population. Unlike Ethiopia which has only one official language eritrea the tiny state has two languages. The Eritrean muslims right is respected and can use arabic as official language. Even the population of Ethiopia is is also 50% muslim, the rights of muslims is not repescted in Ethiopia. The fanatic orothodxs Amharas (aka Serbians of Africa) have dominated everything in ethiopia. But in the future whether you like it not the non Amhara people of Ethiopia will rise up and fight the Amharaization of ethiopia. Amharan language,religion and culture is eroding the culture, religion, and language of non Amharan ethiopians. don't forghet amhara are only 15% of the Ethiopian population.
15%? qiqiqi are you out of your mind? someone is bad in math !, whats up with changing your nick every time. you, TPLF rats are very scared..what is wrong abr, is Amahra coming back to power?

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Since: May 09

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#20 Nov 16, 2009
Ankoberian wrote:
I think there is nothing wrong with Eritrea if it makes Arabic one of its official language. eritrea has 50% muslim population. Unlike Ethiopia which has only one official language eritrea the tiny state has two languages. The Eritrean muslims right is respected and can use arabic as official language. Even the population of Ethiopia is is also 50% muslim, the rights of muslims is not repescted in Ethiopia. The fanatic orothodxs Amharas (aka Serbians of Africa) have dominated everything in ethiopia. But in the future whether you like it not the non Amhara people of Ethiopia will rise up and fight the Amharaization of ethiopia. Amharan language,religion and culture is eroding the culture, religion, and language of non Amharan ethiopians. don't forghet amhara are only 15% of the Ethiopian population.

Amhara is 15% of Ethiopian Population????? lol get your facts right kid. 26% of Ethiopians are Amhara. And i'm all for other non Amhara people rising up and having more control but I'm definitly against arabic language as offical language in Ethiopia. do you think muslim don't equal Arab. even if Ethiopia had 50% muslim population(which i doubt) doesn't mean they are Arab or they should speak Arabic. LOL but I support having Oromigna and Amarigna both as national Language of Ethiopia because those are the two biggest tribes in Ethiopia. but arabic??? keep that in Eritrea.

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