This is my Amharic name, which we came up with in class. It’s pronounced “Hailu Anbessau” and roughly translates to “The Power Lion”. Others in the class got Honey (“Maritu”) and Strong Beast (“Bertu Awre”). Don’t ask how we got these, we don’t remember. From what I’ve gathered, traditional Ethiopian names are either rooted in a strong biblical tradition (Rahel, Ephraim) or have far nicer literal meanings than our names (like Genet: “Paridise”, or Tessfaye: “My Hope”).
BTW, Google Transliteration is totally legit.
- intercitypressure posted this