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A Semitic language of Eritrea, where it is the official language, and of northern Ethiopia.


(Languages) a language of Eritrea and N Ethiopia, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family


(tɪˈgrin yə)

an Ethiopian Semitic language spoken in the Ethiopian province of Tigray and adjacent parts of Eritrea.
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Wearing a plain black Tshirt and shorts and speaking through a Tigrinya language interpreter, Beraki spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.
This is because they refuse to fill out a bio-data form in the Eritrean Tigrinya language provided by Eritrean embassy officials and to be photographed, an exiled Eritrean rights group said.
At the beginning of the summer, staff of the Information Resource Center provided much-needed Tigrinya language translation assistance.