“ZENA LISSAN” is a bilingual, biannual and peer-reviewed journal which publishes original empirical studies, literature reviews, theoretical articles, methodological articles, book reviews, dissertation and thesis abstracts, synopsis of major research, short communications, commentaries, and other relevant issues in the area of languages and cultures.

 The scope of articles to be published in the ZENA-LISSAN covers wide range of issues in languages, linguistics, folklore, culture, lexicography, terminology and philology. The journal is published by Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. It aims at serving linguists, language scholars, folklorists, cultural anthropologists, lexicographers, translators and philologists. ZENA-LISSAN has been a medium of communication of knowledge of languages and cultures in the aforementioned areas since June 1999.