In Ethiopia I had the great honor of meeting a group of believers who lived in a very remote part of the country. There was no road to their village, only a random path marked by the odd African shade tree. When the pastor was directing me there, he tried to talk to me in his broken English. He explained that it takes him four hours to walk to the village. This village used to be fully Muslim. He shared with me that this church “was in the shadows”.
Amharic. This is the official language of Ethiopia and is the only African language which still has its own script. All other languages, nearly 10,000 of them, have either been eliminated in favor of English, French, Arabic colonizers or some other European language. Expect for Amharic, the few surviving African languages are written in with English characters.