Do your sons know Amharic? I know Sister Tirhas even told me my oldest did not know any when I arrived.
Great question. They have two languages listed on their referral paperwork - Burji and Amharic. Our tutor says Burji is closely related to Amharic. So it's likely we will be able to use some of the little Amharic we are learning to communicate with them. However we also hope to have regular trips back to Ethiopia, so if we can learn more Amharic it will help us in general when we go, at least in some parts of the country.