The Lexicography, Terminology and Translation Center is one of the research centers under the Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures.  The main objective of the centre is to promote research in the scientific areas of Lexicography, Terminology and Translation for documentation and practical (educational and other literary) purposes. A number of mono-, bi-, tri- and quadrilingual dictionaries and dictionaries of science and technology terms have been prepared by the center and published by the academy. The center gives priority to documentation and compilation of dictionaries of endangered languages of Ethiopia and of those languages that have developed new orthographies and are being used as medium of instruction.


Furthermore, the center has plans to make dictionaries of social science terms (English-Amharic) and studies on translation opportunities and challenges in the country.