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and other Habesha people
Amhara (Amharic: አማራ, Ge'ez: አምሐራ) are an ethnic group (but see below) in the central highlands of Ethiopia. Numbering about 19.8 million people, they comprise 26 percent of the country's population, according to the 2007 national census. They speak Amharic, the working language of the federal authorities of Ethiopia, and traditionally dominated the country's political and economic life.
- "Census 2007", first draft, Table 5.
- "Joshua Project - Amhara, Ethiopian Ethnic People in all Countries". U.S. Center for World Mission. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
- Amharic-speaking Jews component 85% from Beta Israel; Anbessa Tefera (2007). "Language". Jewish Communities in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - Ethiopia. Ben-Zvi Institute. p.73 (Hebrew)