Amharic is spoken by 20,000,000 people: 15,000,000 in Ethiopia, 4,960,000 in Egypt, 40,000 in Israel.
Part of the Bible was published for the first time in 1824.
The New Testament was first published in 1829.
The complete Bible was first published in 1840.
This shows the first few verses from John's Gospel in the Common Language Translation, first published in 1988 by Bible Society of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. This page is taken from a Bible published in 1993 by Bible Society of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.