Yemane, Elias

Elias Yemane was born and raised in Ethiopia. He obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and the University of Glasgow, Scotland respectively. He later studied Theology at Glasgow Bible College. He now resides in Virginia.

Amharic and Ethiopic Onomastics - A Classic Ethiopian Legacy, Concept and Ingenuity
2004 0-7734-6308-9
This book examines the history and development of names in pre-Christian and Christian Ethiopia as well as the syntax and meaning of Amharic and Ethiopic personal names. It demonstrates in detail the grammatical classification of each Amharic and Ethiopic personal name, and provides technical transliterations for each entry in both English and Amharic. This research also contains extensive lists of bibliography on Ethiopian studies, theology of names and African religions. This book will be of interest to Africans and African-Americans who desire to learn more about their ancient African heritage, and invaluable to scholars of Africana and Semitic Studies.