|Native to||Ethiopia, Eritrea|
|Extinct||before 10th century to 14th century|
Remains in use as a liturgical language.
Official language in
|Liturgical language of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Eritrean Catholic Church, Ethiopian Catholic Church and Beta Israel|
References[change | change source]
- Gene Gragg 1997. The Semitic Languages. Taylor & Francis. Robert Hetzron ed. ISBN 978-0-415-05767-7. p. 242.
- De Lacy O'Leary, 2000 Comparative grammar of the Semitic languages. Routledge. p. 23.
- "No longer in popular use, Geʽez has always remained the language of the Church", [CHA]
- "They read the Bible in Geez" (Leaders and Religion of the Beth Israel); "after each passage, recited in Geez, the translation is read in Kailina" (Festivals). [PER], publication date 1901–1906.
- Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student's Handbook, Edinburgh
- "Geez". Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2nd ed. 1989.