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What is the difference between Tigre and Tigrinya?

Last Updated: 10th February, 2020

In general, likewise, the term "Tigray" (or in transliterated Amharic "Tigre") is used to describe the people who speak Tigrinya on the Ethiopian side of the border. The term "Tigrinya" is generally used to refer to the speech of both, since linguists consider it one language.

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Herein, what language is close to Tigrinya?

Tigrigna Language. Tigrinya (Tigrinya, Tigray, Tigriññā, ????) is a member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. It is closely related to Amharic,Tigré and Ge'ez, an extinct language that is still used in religious practice. It is distantly related to Arabic and Hebrew.

is Tigre a habesha? The Habesha are those people who are from the North part of Ethiopia, specifically, the Tigre, the Agew, the Beta Israel and the Amhara. The Anyuaks of Gambella are from Southwest of Ethiopia. These two groups led their lives and their history seperately.

Simply so, what language is Tigre?

Tigre Language Facts: Tigre is a Semitic language of the North Ethiopic branch, descended from Ge'ez and closely related to Tigrinya. It is spoken by approximately 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 people in Eritrea, and about one million speakers in Sudan. Tigre is also the name for the people.

What country is Tigrinya spoken?


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