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(tiˈgreɪ ən, -ˈgri-)
1. a member of a people of N Ethiopia who in the first centuries a.d. developed the traditions that typified highland Ethiopian culture into the 20th century.
2. a member of any of the modern ethnic groups descended from this people.
3. of or pertaining to the Tigreans.
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One who scoured the Internet, Facebook, Youtube at the time of the protests and listened to the slogans chanted by the protesters, would immediately realize that the Oromo people were making the following major demands: right to self-rule for Oromia, rights over Fifinne, democracy, justice, freedom, land rights, end of Tigrean military occupation, freedom of speech and assembly.
They complain power is held by a tiny Tigrean elite.
Pillaging of Ethiopia by Eritreans and their Tigrean Surrogates.
27) In 1975, the Tigrean People's Liberation Front (TPLF) was founded in opposition to Mengistu's Derg military dictatorship.
The Amhara and Tigrean groups that constitute 32% of the population, have traditionally lived to the north.
The ethnic composition of subjects in Group I includes 7 Amharas, 2 Sidamas, 11 Oromos, 1 Tigrean, and 4 others who did not want to identify their ethnic background.
Amhara-centric state apparatus and replacing it by Tigrean controlled
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In 1988 the Eritreans had about 50 000 troops plus 15 000 Tigrean rebels to employ against 120 000 Ethiopians.
Oromo, 40 percent; Amhara and Tigrean, 32 percent; Sidamo, 9 percent; Shankella, 6 percent; Afar, 4 percent; Gurage, 2 percent; others, 9 percent.