You can now download the released version of Microsoft Office 2010 in Amharic (አማርኛ) - the national language of Ethiopia.
This “Language Interface Pack” version of Amharic allows you to change the user interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote, InfoPath, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The pack includes a spell checker and is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
With this release, Office 2010, Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9 are now all available in Amharic.
NUMBER OF SPEAKERS: 17 million native speakers, 4 million second language speakers
Amharic (also known as Abyssinian, Amarinya, Amarigna, Ethiopian, or lesana negus, the language of the king) is (together with Oromo) the national language of Ethiopia where it is spoken by 17 million native speakers. It is also spoken in neighboring Eritrea and by emigrant communities all over the world (e.g. 40,000 speakers in Israel). The language has the status of an "official working" language of the Ethiopian government. It has been the language of the country's ruling class since the end of the 13th century and has been the administrative language since the 19th century.
Click here for more information about the Amharic language (Wikipedia)