Windows 7 now in Amharic!


Windows 7 in Amharic -  the national language of Ethiopia – is now available for download.

This “Language Interface Pack” version of Amharic Windows 7 must be installed on a system that runs an English client version of Windows 7. It is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Trivia about Amharic:

  • With the Rastafarian movement strongly being connected to Ethiopia it comes as no surprise that roots reggae musicians like Lincoln Thompson and Misty-in-Roots have written songs in Amharic. Bob Marley took an Amharic name, Berhane Selassie (the Light of the Holy Trinity) when he was baptized into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church shortly before his death. The "Ras" in Rastafari means ‘duke’ or ‘chief’ in Amharic, and “tafari” comes from Tafari Makonnen, the name of Haile Selassi I before he became emperor.

Click here for more information about the Amharic language

Is your language not available for Windows 7?  Check this post for info on what other languages are coming to Windows 7 in the near future.

Terminology and the user interface translations for Amharic will be available on Microsoft Language Portal site in February. The Amharic Windows 7 LIP is produced as part of the Local Language Program.

Comments (17)

  1. Anonymous says:

    @Tibebe The Amharic Windows 8 Language Interface Pack (LIP) is available here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/…/details.aspx

  2. Anonymous says:

    thank you

  3. Asme says:

    You are doing nice work !!! I like that.

    Thank you!!!

  4. Kebe says:

    Great job guys on this project. Wish microsoft exapnded its other services to Africa too.

  5. abebe says:

    it is nice to hear this

  6. medhane says:

    it is a very intelligent

    work keep moving some day i will meet u in work….from arba minch universty

  7. Yednekachew Teka Gebru says:

    i don't know what to say But i like it so much

  8. Mehari Tsegaye says:

    Good Job! Microsoft

  9. Gemeda says:

    please add Oromegna too

  10. zion says:

    Special thanks for Microsoft stuff and the translator. It is great job

    10q so thank you so much "TODA RABA"

  11. Habte says:

    Thank you for your good job guys !!! now,i love window 7!!

  12. me says:

    Is there a chart for typing all the letters

  13. goitom says:

    nice job windows 7

  14. manchlot says:

    Thank you for your good job

  15. Tibebe says:

    I am wondering if the Microsoft done to window 8 Amharic?

  16. mtad gota says:

    Good job