The official language of Ethiopia is Amharic. It's the tribal language of the majority tribe, also the traditional monarchy. My software came today, so I am hard at work learning a new alphabet. The characters are known as Feedel. There are over 200 of them. That's 31 consonants with a separate form of each to represent each vowel sound. I'm not counting the characters for diphthongs. Since studying Korean and Hindi I've developed a fondness for learning alphabets, so I'm having fun!