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Book launch

Four new books on Geez language were launched on 24 September at a ceremony held in the Offices of the Patriarch.

Asmara, 25 September 2015-  Four new books on Geez language were launched on 24 September at a ceremony held in the Offices of the Patriarch.

The Minister of Toursim, Mrs. Askalu Menkorios, underlined the importance of new publications on the Geez language as these will contribute immensely in understanding and interpreting the rich historical treasures that are preserved in different monasteries.  In this regard, the Minister paid tribute to the initiative and efforts of the author.

Dr. Abebe Kifleyesus, lecturer at the Adi-Keih College of Arts and Social Science, pointed out that Geez language is among the world’s ancient language that has international recognition.

The author, Mr. Henok Gebremicael, for his part dwelt on the innate attributes of Geez language; the richness of its vocabulary and grammar.    “But it also faces and is on the verge of extinction”, the author stressed while expressing the hope that “the new books will have significant contribution in the revival of the language”.

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