General Information

Our sworn interpreters and translators for Amharic work for our customers throughout Germany. Do you need certified and stamped translations of documents, on-site interpreters or remote interpreters? We’ll support you in the planning and implementation of your project. Contact us today for a consultation!

Like Tigrinya and Harari, the Amharic language belongs to the Ethio-Semitic languages. It is spoken primarily in Ethiopia, where it has been the sole official language since 2021 and is spoken by about one-third of the population. Ethiopia is also a linguistically extremely diverse country with over 90 languages. But the Cushitic languages Oromo, Somali and Afar also play an important role there and have millions of speakers, particularly in southern Ethiopia.

Linguistic research on Amharic dialects is not very advanced, although it certainly does exist. It is interesting to note, however, that especially among followers of Rastafarianism there are many who learn Amharic as a foreign language, since this religion considers the last Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie I, to be the messiah.

The script of Amharic is Ge’ez, a writing system also used by other languages in the region. It evolved from an older version of the Arabic script, but unlike it, Ge’ez is written from left to right. They also have in common that mainly consonants are written. Vowels, on the other hand, are represented by small appendages to letters. For example, a small tick at the bottom left of the letter turns a “k” into a “ki”. On the surface, Ge’ez is reminiscent of the Armenian script, but linguistically there is almost no relationship.

We offer the following services for Amharic:

Certified translation of Ethiopian documents

You grew up in Ethiopia and now you want to live and work in Germany or vice versa? For occasions such as marriage, naturalization, application for parental allowance, studies, pension and many others, the authorities request a certified translation of your documents.

We will help you with the translation!

  • Originals are usually not required for the issuance of a certified translation, but you must be able to present them to authorities upon request.
  • Translations of documents are provided including certification by a translator sworn-in by a court in Germany.
  • Our translations for Amharic are recognized by all German authorities and offices.
  • We will send your translation by mail to the address of your choice in Germany.
  • Order us to translate your Ethiopian documents online and process your orders electronically.
  • We can provide you with a digital copy in advance upon request.

A Statement of Comparability is an official document issued by the Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen – ZAB). It assesses international higher education qualifications and ascertains the professional and academic legitimacy of candidates. This is intended to facilitate access to the German labor market and enable students to continue their studies in Germany. It is a comparative classification, but not a recognition.

For further details on the process of recognizing equivalency and the evaluation of your diplomas, please visit the official website of the Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen) of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (Kultusministerkonferenz – KMK).

You can check the evaluation of your certificates and degrees in advance in the Anabin database.

You can also check the value of your foreign university qualification and research further information.

Information about school degrees with university admission can also be found at Anabin. You can check under which conditions you can take up an undergraduate course of study in Germany with a foreign secondary qualification.

Depending on the federal state, other recognition and advisory bodies are responsible for recognizing the equivalence of your degrees, certificates or diplomas from Ethiopia. On Anabin you can find information not only about relevant authorities, but also about advisory bodies without direct recognition competence. They can provide you with information on numerous issues relating to recognition in Germany.

Ethiopia is not part of the Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). The legalization of Ethiopian documents and certificates has only been possible to a limited extent since 2014 and is carried out by the German Embassy in Addis Ababa. However, private individuals cannot request document verification; this is only possible via administrative assistance or mutual legal assistance (as of 2014).

The legalization of German documents is done by the Ethiopian Embassy in Berlin. However, this does not apply to civil status documents such as birth or marriage certificates.

For more information on obtaining Ethiopian documents, please visit the German Embassy in Addis Ababa and their fact sheet on document verification. For the legalization of German documents, it is best to contact the Ethiopian Embassy in Berlin.

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Our translators and interpreters for Amharic are available for our customers on a daily basis throughout Germany. Whether you need a face-to-face interpreter on-site or during a meeting digitally or via telephone, we are here for you!

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