Lesson 1: Introduction to the Amharic Alphabet: The Magical World of Ge’ez Script

Welcome, young language adventurers!

Today marks the beginning of an exciting journey into the heart of the Amharic language, a magical world filled with unique characters and enchanting sounds. Like you, many children in Ethiopia embark on this journey to discover the secrets of the Amharic alphabet, a unique script known as the Ge’ez script.

Imagine a script that dances across the page, telling stories of ancient cultures and vibrant traditions. The Ge’ez script, with its 33 primary characters, is the key to unlocking the door to Amharic, the language spoken in the beautiful land of Ethiopia.


“Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world.” Rumi
“ዓለም አዲስ ዓለም እንድትሆን አዲስ ቋንቋ ተናገር። “ሩሚ

What Makes the Ge’ez Script Unique?

Now, you may wonder, what sets the Ge’ez script apart from other alphabets? The Ge’ez script is a treasure trove of history and tradition, dear explorers. It’s like a secret code passed down through generations, allowing us to communicate in the rich and beautiful language of Amharic.

Today, we’ll embark on an adventure to meet each of the 33 characters of the Amharic alphabet. These characters have their names and sounds, and together, they create the magical language spoken in Ethiopia for centuries.

Our Journey Begins

As we step into the world of the Ge’ez script, be prepared to discover the beauty of each character, learn their names, and embrace the fascinating sounds they make. We’ll use visual aids, flashcards, and interactive games to make our learning journey enjoyable. So, let the adventure begin! Open your minds and hearts to the wonders of the Amharic alphabet and the Ge’ez script.

Open your minds and hearts to the wonders of the Amharic alphabet and the Ge’ez script. Prepare to write, speak, and explore the magic within each letter. Together, we’ll unlock the mysteries of this ancient script and build a strong foundation for our Amharic language journey.
Are you ready, young explorers? Let the Amharic alphabet adventure commence!