Amharic Interpreters in BirminghamAmharic Interpreters in Birmingham

Amharic is a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia, where it is the official language. Everyone, regardless of their ethnic origins, had to learn Amharic in addition to their mother tongue. It is also the second most spoken Semitic language after Arabic with 25 million speakers.

Are you in England, dealing with an Ethiopian person and need Amharic Interpreters in Birmingham? We can help you! Birmingham Translation Agency (BTA) provides excellent Amharic Interpreting Services all over the United Kingdom.


As a leading interpreting and translation company in the West Midlands, BTA is committed to providing professional and reliable Amharic Interpreters in Birmingham and UK wide to suit our clients bespoke needs. Our interpreters are native speakers and can ensure that cultural matters are strictly respected.


Because everybody is different, BTA can provide the Industry Specific Amharic Interpreter in Birmingham that will meet your specific needs. Interpreters are specialised in certain fields of work. As our company works with clients from the medical, legal, financial and other areas, we make sure that our Amharic interpreters know about the subject and the specific vocabulary they need to interpret.

Here at BTA, we provide professional qualified and trained Amharic interpreters for many different situations including:


         Types of interpreting:                              Modes of interpreting:

Medical Interpreting Consecutive Interpreting
Business Interpreting Simultaneous Interpreting
Court Interpreting Relay Interpreting
Technical Interpreting Telephone Interpreting

Conference Interpreting

Social Interpreting

Video Remote Interpreting

Whispered Interpreting


Due to several civil wars and political instability, many Ethiopians claimed asylum in Western European countries such as the UK between the 1970s and today. Nowadays around 8,000 Ethiopians, from all ethnic groups – including Amhara people – live peacefully in the UK. However, it is not always easy for them to adjust to their new country and to their new culture.

Even though English is a lingua franca often taught in secondary schools in Ethiopia, it is not an official language. Immigrants from Ethiopia often need help to understand their new environment and to deal with complicated procedures as well as simple daily tasks. Interpreters and translators are the only people that can link them to their new world and help them adapt.


Each country has its own customs and traditions. Here are some tips to understand how to greet and speak with an Amhara:

VOICE&BODY – Amharas are discreet people and consider a loud voice and gesticulations as rude. It will be appreciated if you keep a soft voice and you calm down your body expressions when you speak to them.

TIME – Ethiopian time is measured differently from the Western countries. Indeed, it starts when the sun rises and the time is counted on the opposite side of the clock. For instance if the sun rises at 6 o’clock, they will say it is 12 o’clock. Be careful when you schedule meetings!

LANGUAGE – To show your interest in becoming closer to your partners and having a friendly relationship, you can try a little bit of Amharic when calling them. Use Ato [Aww-toe] (Mr.), Wayzero [way-zuh-row] (Mrs.), or Weizerit [way-zuh-reet] (Miss) followed by their surname.

LATE – “African Time” is not as strict as “Western Time”. It is common to run late or not to be able to complete a service. For instance, public transportation usually does not have timetables as the vehicle will leave when full. Be patient, all things will come to those who wait.

LEFT HAND – Do not use your left hand for handshaking, eating food – Ethiopian eat their food with their right hand, no fork –, touching someone, etc., always use your right hand.

How do I book a Amharicdinterpreter at BTA?

There are 3 easy and quick ways to book a Amharic Interpreters in Birmingham or somewhere else in the UK:

  • Call us on 0121 268 0077 and choose option 1
  • E-mail us at  enquiries at
  • Send us a fax on 0121 345 0806

After you have submitted your request, we will send you a confirmation within seconds and as soon as we have found the interpreter who best suits your requirements, you’ll receive an e-mail or a fax with all the details of the appointment including, of course, the name of the interpreter.

About the cost                                     

At BTA we provide qualified and cost-effective Moroccan Interpreting Services on a 24-hours basis. For a free and no obligation quote, don’t hesitate to contact us! Call us on +44 (0) 121 268 0077 or email us at enquiries at

We hope to hear from you soon!