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Tigrinya language resources

Tigrinya is spoken on a daily basis in: Eritrea Tigrinya--> --> --> -->

Additional background on Tigrinya

Tigrinya (Ge'ez ???? t?gr?a, also spelled Tigrigna) is a Semitic language spoken by the Tigray-Tigrinya people in central Eritrea (there called "Tigrinya" people), where it is one of the main working languages (Eritrea does not have official languages), and in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia (whose speakers are called "Tigray"), where it also has official status, and among groups of emigrants from these regions, including some of the Beta Israel now living in Israel. Tigrinya should not be confused with the related Tigre language, which is spoken in the lowland regions in Eritrea to the north and west of the region where Tigrinya is spoken.
For the representation of Tigrinya sounds, this article uses a modification of a system that is common (though not universal) among linguists who work on Ethiopian Semitic languages, but it differs somewhat from the conventions of the International Phonetic Alphabet. In order to view the Tigrinya characters, you will need a Unicode Ge'ez font, such as GF Zemen Unicode or the Abyssinica SIL Font.


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