Ancient Writings of Ethiopia (CNN)

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CNN Inside Africa

Unlock the secrets of Ge’ez: an ancient, nearly forgotten language from the Horn of Africa that’s being preserved in the religious chants of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and in the meticulous rewriting of ancient liturgical manuscripts. Researchers believe that most Ethiopians spoke the Ge’ez language until as late as the 12th Century AD. Since then, the country’s strong pillars of faith and tradition continue to guard the language and protect its future. Find out what it takes to make sure Ge’ez is available to Ethiopians for generations to come.

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