Somali -- Ethiopian's Official language !

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Harar_Adiga

Scarborough, Canada

#1 May 25, 2010
Ethiopia's main problem lies on the mere interest of the Norther People of Ethiopia from Tigray and Amhara region. Their keen interest in maintaining a superior social and cultural class over other ethnics in the s0-called Ethiopia and thereby dominate the economical status predominately.

I reckon that the problem of Ethiopia will not be solved untill the day this evil Tigre and Amhara lust for Race superiority and allow others to gain their free will and exercise their choice. ie: celebrate their own identity, practice their language fully...etc...:
I wholeheartedly believe that in comparison of all languages in Ethiopia, the Somali language is rich in For instance, Somali language has the largest vocabulary and dialect of any language in Africa including that of Swahili. Somali language is rich in poetry and prose unlike Amharic and Tigrina. In addition, Somali language is easy to learn, in speaking and writing,unlike Amharic and Tigregna hard and complicated primitive , technologicaly unfriendly writing methods. Somali language , like Afan Oromifaa language, has a distinct Melodie like tone which easily attracts ones' listening attentiveness. Last but not least, amharic and Tigrigna is spoken by mainly Amhara and Tigre people and minimum percentage of none amhara and Tigres around Ethiopia. However, Somali is spoken in Kenya, Tanzania, Djibouti, Yemen , Madagascar , Ogden , etc..

I strongly believe that Ethiopia would be in a better position (Politically, Socially and Economically) in SOMALI language is adopted as an Official language.

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#2 May 25, 2010
Interesting.
lhcm

Overland Park, KS

#3 May 25, 2010
wtf
you forget that Amharic and Tigrian language have script !! this important,also Tigrinya is widely spoken in Eritrea

Amharic is very moldic btw

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Since: May 08

Toronto

#4 May 25, 2010
More people speak amharic than somali in this world. More importantly though, since they are highly concentrated in etiopia, it makes sense that Amharic is one of the official languages. There are fewer somalis than Tigrayans in Ethiopia, so I don't see a compelling reason for somali, the 4th most spoken language in the country, to become an official language. Oromigna makes sense as an official language since it's on par with Amharic in terms of speakers. Honestly, english would make about as much sense as somali
yaya

Prahran, Australia

#5 May 25, 2010
sabonis15 wrote:
More people speak amharic than somali in this world. More importantly though, since they are highly concentrated in etiopia, it makes sense that Amharic is one of the official languages. There are fewer somalis than Tigrayans in Ethiopia, so I don't see a compelling reason for somali, the 4th most spoken language in the country, to become an official language. Oromigna makes sense as an official language since it's on par with Amharic in terms of speakers. Honestly, english would make about as much sense as somali
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_...
There are more Somalis than Tigrayans in Ethiopia.
Habesa

Winter Haven, FL

#6 May 25, 2010
Harar_Adiga wrote:
Ethiopia's main problem lies on the mere interest of the Norther People of Ethiopia from Tigray and Amhara region. Their keen interest in maintaining a superior social and cultural class over other ethnics in the s0-called Ethiopia and thereby dominate the economical status predominately.
I reckon that the problem of Ethiopia will not be solved untill the day this evil Tigre and Amhara lust for Race superiority and allow others to gain their free will and exercise their choice. ie: celebrate their own identity, practice their language fully...etc...:
I wholeheartedly believe that in comparison of all languages in Ethiopia, the Somali language is rich in For instance, Somali language has the largest vocabulary and dialect of any language in Africa including that of Swahili. Somali language is rich in poetry and prose unlike Amharic and Tigrina. In addition, Somali language is easy to learn, in speaking and writing,unlike Amharic and Tigregna hard and complicated primitive , technologicaly unfriendly writing methods. Somali language , like Afan Oromifaa language, has a distinct Melodie like tone which easily attracts ones' listening attentiveness. Last but not least, amharic and Tigrigna is spoken by mainly Amhara and Tigre people and minimum percentage of none amhara and Tigres around Ethiopia. However, Somali is spoken in Kenya, Tanzania, Djibouti, Yemen , Madagascar , Ogden , etc..
I strongly believe that Ethiopia would be in a better position (Politically, Socially and Economically) in SOMALI language is adopted as an Official language.
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We love our cultures and traditions

You are probably fool American Slave Abd pretender

Stay with your own people and dont mess with the horn peoples

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Since: May 08

Toronto

#7 May 25, 2010
yaya wrote:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_...
There are more Somalis than Tigrayans in Ethiopia.
You are right about that. however, less somali speakers than tigrigna (very small difference). It probably doesn't make sense that Tigrigna is an official language and Oromigna is not, but that doesn't support the argument for somali as an official language. If nations made all 6 percent languages official, nations like canada and the US, which have immigrant populations from all over, would have several official languages (for example, in canada, Italian and Cantonese would fit the bill).

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#8 May 25, 2010
sabonis15 wrote:
More people speak amharic than somali in this world. More importantly though, since they are highly concentrated in etiopia, it makes sense that Amharic is one of the official languages. There are fewer somalis than Tigrayans in Ethiopia, so I don't see a compelling reason for somali, the 4th most spoken language in the country, to become an official language. Oromigna makes sense as an official language since it's on par with Amharic in terms of speakers. Honestly, english would make about as much sense as somali
I agree Oromigna and Amharigna make sense as an Official language because of how many speaker both have.
Corina

Netherlands

#9 May 26, 2010
yaya wrote:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_...
There are more Somalis than Tigrayans in Ethiopia.
So now you are counting all Somali refugees in Ethiopia as Ethiopians? The population of Somalis in Ethiopia (in Ogaden desert) is not more than hundred thousand and the rest are refugees. Now we have to learn your nomadic language? hahahahahaha I don't think so!!!

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Since: Sep 09

Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

#10 May 26, 2010
sabonis15 wrote:
More people speak amharic than somali in this world. More importantly though, since they are highly concentrated in etiopia, it makes sense that Amharic is one of the official languages. There are fewer somalis than Tigrayans in Ethiopia, so I don't see a compelling reason for somali, the 4th most spoken language in the country, to become an official language. Oromigna makes sense as an official language since it's on par with Amharic in terms of speakers. Honestly, english would make about as much sense as somali
He is a TROLL from Canada...
dogma

Newark, CA

#12 May 26, 2010
Harar_Adiga wrote:
I wholeheartedly believe that in comparison of all languages in Ethiopia, the Somali language is rich in For instance, Somali language has the largest vocabulary and dialect of any language in Africa including that of Swahili. Somali language is rich in poetry and prose unlike Amharic and Tigrina. In addition, Somali language is easy to learn, in speaking and writing,unlike Amharic and Tigregna hard and complicated primitive , technologicaly unfriendly writing methods. Somali language , like Afan Oromifaa language, has a distinct Melodie like tone which easily attracts ones' listening attentiveness. Last but not least, amharic and Tigrigna is spoken by mainly Amhara and Tigre people and minimum percentage of none amhara and Tigres around Ethiopia. However, Somali is spoken in Kenya, Tanzania, Djibouti, Yemen , Madagascar , Ogden , etc..
I strongly believe that Ethiopia would be in a better position (Politically, Socially and Economically) in SOMALI language is adopted as an Official language.
We Want Change !
& We want it NOW !
Make it Happen !
First, Somali language sounds good when spoken. I agree but so does Amharic and Tigrigna. They say Amharic is a language of tenderness and Tigringa of assertion.
More vocabulary? can you prove it?
Somali language is simple to learn, Amharic and Tigrigna are hard and primitive? How did you scale that? Amharic and Tigrigna were written centuries before Somali, how could they be more primitive?
Spoken in Kenya, Djibouti, Madagascar, Yemen, Oganden? All these are Somali people which are very few.
What does largest dialect mean?
Poetry? Amharic has thousands.
Besides Tigringa and Amharic can borrow from Ge'ez. Poetry in Somalis was passed via word of mouth, Amharic's was written.

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Toronto

#13 May 26, 2010
Bini Ethio wrote:
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I agree Oromigna and Amharigna make sense as an Official language because of how many speaker both have.
I heard that oromigna is relatively hard to leard because it's quite unlike the other semetic languages spoken in ethiopia

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Toronto

#14 May 26, 2010
Yonny wrote:
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He is a TROLL from Canada...
Maybe, but since he presented an actual argument, its something that can be tackled.

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Since: Mar 10

Misraq , Ogadeniya

#15 May 26, 2010
I gotta say that Amhara language is slowly, but surely a dying language. Amharic is on its way out.now more and more people are adopting Af-Oromo & Af-Somali as their language of choice.

And as you can clearly see, the frontiers between the linguistic regions have been fixed in 1995.(thanks to tigrayan terrorist organisation front. TPLF)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...

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Since: Mar 10

Misraq , Ogadeniya

#16 May 26, 2010
Corina wrote:
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The population of Somalis in Ethiopia is not more than hundred thousand and the rest are refugees
Oh. I didn`t know that the tigrayan terrorist organisation front is fight against hundred thousand Somalis refugees...lol.. wallahi you Amharas are all cowards and brainless idiots!
Corina wrote:
<quoted text>(in Ogaden desert)
who told you that Ogaden is a desert? White people in your tv screen? your comments shows that you know absolutely nothing about Somali region, Ogadenia is extremely beautiful savannah in the rainy season!!!!

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Since: Mar 10

Misraq , Ogadeniya

#17 May 26, 2010
Corina wrote:
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So now you are counting all Somali refugees in Ethiopia as Ethiopians? The population of Somalis in Ethiopia (in Ogaden desert) is not more than hundred thousand and the rest are refugees. Now we have to learn your nomadic language? hahahahahaha I don't think so!!!
brainless amhara coon read this news!!!

The Malaysian oil and gas giant, Petronas, has suspended exploration work in the Ogaden basin due to security problems.

According to reliable sources, the company suspended work after Jason Read, a 39-year-old British geologist working for IMC on oil exploration, was killed last April by unidentified gunmen in Danot town, Warder zone. No group took the responsibility for the daylight crime.

The usual suspect for terrorist-related actions committed in the Somali Regional State is the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). However, this time the separatist group did not take responsibility for the murder; and the government did not accuse the group.

The ONLF said this week it had attacked an Ethiopian army base in the garrison town of Maqala, killing 94 troops. The Ethiopian government confirmed the skirmish but denied ONLF’s claim that it had captured Maqala town. The government said the local militia was able to defeat the attack, killing all of the rebel forces.

Petronas has been prospecting for oil in the Ogaden basin since 2005. Petronas acquired three blocks - Genale, Callafo and Wel Wel-Warder - in 2005 from the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). Later, the company acquired Block 11 and 15. In June 2007, the company signed an agreement with the ministry to develop the Calub and Hilala gas fields and made an up-front payment of 80 million dollars to the Ethiopian government.

The company planned to build a gas treatment plant and to construct a gas pipeline all the way from the gas fields to the port of Djibouti. The total investment is estimated at 1.9 billion dollars. However, work on the gas field development project has not yet commenced for various reasons, including security problems.

However, Petronas has been undertaking various exploration activities in its concessions that lie on 93,000 sq.m of land.
Getenete 18

North Bergen, NJ

#18 May 26, 2010
Moumina wrote:
I gotta say that Amhara language is slowly, but surely a dying language. Amharic is on its way out.now more and more people are adopting Af-Oromo & Af-Somali as their language of choice.
And as you can clearly see, the frontiers between the linguistic regions have been fixed in 1995.(thanks to tigrayan terrorist organisation front. TPLF)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...
how is Amharic dying when your people are speaking it with a strong accent.
Harar_Adiga

Brampton, Canada

#19 May 26, 2010
Habesa wrote:
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We love our cultures and traditions
You are probably fool American Slave Abd pretender
Stay with your own people and dont mess with the horn peoples
Hold on...what you mean by “We love our cultures and traditions“? So are you speaking on behalf of the ethno-centric and ethno-egoistic Tigre and Amhara people in Ethiopia? Are saying that Somalis are not Ethiopian? Do you all know that Somali people, their identity, culture and language was not officially recognized until DERG (Mengistu); especially during the Haile Selasia regime, Ethio-Somalis were not listed in Ethiopia's history summary books as Ethiopians.

Amharic - Primitive and technologically unfriendly!

What I mean by that is Amharic language having been one of the few older languages in the world, it lacks the use of consonant, and the writing system is not computer friendly and goes parallel with advance technology.

For instance, let us look at Chinese, Turkish and Farsi (Iranian); these languages are very rich in the use of Nouns and Verbs and therefore, do not use English words when speaking technologically. i.e.: speaking of *Computers (CPU,USB,MODEM,ROUTER),*Commun ication (transmitters,receivers,amplif ier,Duplex Multimode etc..)*Physics (Acceleration , Gravity, Universe , Inertia..etc..)However, let us look back in Tigriga and Amharic, you would not find any technological terms in its own words but all in the use of borrowed English words. For instance, When you hear Ethiopians conversating in Tigrigna and Amharic in regards to Compputer,or academic subjects (Physics ,Chemistry , etc..) they tend to predominately use English terms.

Let us also see in today’s Ethiopia, specially the current WOYANE regime, Meles Zenawi and his stogies, when speaking or addressing the media predominantly uses English words. Thus, in Ethiopia, it has generated some kind of taboo and even the street kids and beggars tend to use English words , which I assume don't even know the meaning of. i.e.: if you go to Ethiopia, you would hear young and old say "moral ateseber" or "Ye sew moral atedefer" in this sentence we notice that the English word "Moral" is used. In addition, you hear whole lot of English words being adopted into the use of Amharic. I would even say that Indians use less English words than Ethiopians do when speaking AMHARIC. The desperate attempt to express ones' intuition in a weak and dying language Tigrigna and Amharic by utilizing English words will only accelerate the DEATH of - so-called Africa's ancient languages - AMHARIC.

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#20 May 26, 2010
yaya wrote:
<quoted text>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_...
There are more Somalis than Tigrayans in Ethiopia.
Aahahahahaha Yaya who take source from Wikipedia, when you passed your miserable lifetime to criticize anyone who brought wiki as source, now you started... I CANT BELIEVE AQUAR...

Anyway in your so called source in the sections of "languages" there is wrote tigrinya language is 0.1 more spoken than somali.. but both percentual are too low to be considerated as national language for ethiopians
Getenete 18

North Bergen, NJ

#21 May 26, 2010
Does the Somalia language stops Somalia from being one of the most refuge producer in the world? no!

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