AU to make African native Amaric/Ethiopic Alphabet AU’S working language
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የኢትዮጵያን ፊደል የአፍሪካ እንድነት እና የአፍሪካ አሃጉር ፊደል ይደረግ ዘመቻ
We, the Pan Africanist activists, diaspora and Africans located in the homeland are asking የአፍሪካ አንድነትን, the African Union (AU), to make Ethiopic Alphabet and Amaric (አማርኛ ፊደል፡ ኢትዮፒክ) one of the AU’S working languages as soon as possible. Of the African Union's recurrently proclaimed 5 official languages, only one, Swahili (ስዋሂሊ), is actually a native language of an African country. In order to continue to foster unity of our nations, we need representation of the African people within this union. We acknowledge that the all-encompassing statement "and any other African language," follows the AU's statement of its primary 5 languages, but that is not enough. The history of imperialism in Africa has often swept over our languages and strong heritage. If we do not give value to our native tongues, who will? As such, we call for the AU to take a stand to acknowledge and lift up the people it serves by giving honor and significance to the native tongues of the land. We Africans don't need Latin to write our languages. We can use Ethiopic, the ancient and modern alphabet of Ethiopia. Ethiopic is Africa's oldest and most developed living alphabet and its continued writing system has remained politically relevant without intermission for approximately 3000 years and never needed to be deciphered and has been passed down from Africans-to-Africans from antiquity to today's generations of Africans. For the sake of our unity we can all use the same indigenous alphabet preserved for millennia along with their independence by Ethiopians.
We call for አማርኛ-Amaric to be added because the Ethiopian nation has been a symbol of freedom for the African people on the Continent and diaspora since the reign of Emperor Minilik II and Emperor Haile Selassie The First. Ethiopic-Amaric, is the national and working language of Ethiopian Government, public schools and the majority of the Ethiopian people. It is the written language among Ethiopian’s 200 languages and 82 ethnic groups (115,629,543 people) that is read,written and spoken. In addition, it is electronically written and accessible due to the Ethiopic (Ethiopian) software, just as the other alphabets currently being utilized by the AU.
This campaign was first started by Yeharerwerk Gashaw, in 1989, Dallas,Texas. And brought to the attention of the AU, starting during time the union was still called the Organization of African Unity (OAU). The proposal was presented along with the "War Against Drugs In Africa" And "Abolish Separatists In Africa",by Yeharerwerk Gashaw, the First Ethiopian International Model, Cover Girl and Actress, Human Rights, Pan Africanist, Political Activist, at the AU’S Headquarter on August 30, 1990. in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia at an official meeting with the then Secretary General of the OAU, Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, and in the presence of the Ethiopian and OAU Press (article by Ethiopian Herald attached below). It has been a long time coming, and it is the time for change to occur.
Campaign leaders and organizers,
Actress Yeharerwerk Gashaw,
Actress and Film maker Rahmatou Keita,
Dr..Aberra Molla, the father of Ethiopic-Fidel Software,
Official Supporter Organizations.
United States of Africa (USAF) based in Ghana,legally registered and recognized in U.S.and Ghana).
Global PanAfricanism Network,(GPAN) based in Nairobi, Kenya. Legally registered and recognized in U.S.A.
Ethiopian National Government In Exile,(ENGIE) based in U.S. legally registered and recognized.
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