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- Alternate names & spellings: Tigrigna, Tigray or Tigrai and tigriñña.
- Language ISO code: ti/tir
- Number of speakers: about 6 million speakers around the world
- Writing system: Ethiopic script from around the 13th century.
- Spoken in: Mainly in Ethiopia (Tigray region), Eritrea and Djibouti.
Like Arabic or Hebrew, the Tigrinya language is a Semitic language from the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by the Tigrinya people and really closely to the Tigrè language, Ge`ez (extinct) and Amharic.
The language is mainly spoken in the northern part of Ethiopia (Tigray-province) and Eritrea, but there are also Tigrinya speakers in communities in Sudan and also out of Africa: Germany, Israel, Sweden, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the USA.
In Ethiopia, Tigrinya is spoken in the Tigray province by the Tigray people, where it is the national language; it is also the lingua franca of many groups, being the most third spoken language in the country after Amharic and Oromo languages. Along with Arabic, in Eritrea it is the most spoken language, accounting for the 50% of the population of the country, where it is used in schools and by the government.
The language, historically related to the Ge`ez script, is still nowadays written with the same script, today only used for the Orthodox Church. The first written form of Tigrinya, which was found in Logosarda (Eritrea), dates from the 13th century and consists on a document form the local government.
Although related, Tigrinya should not be confused with the Tigre language, which is also spoken in Eritrea.
Even though there is no real dialect Tigrinya variation, it is often made a distinction between the form spoken in Eritrea (Asmara) and the one spoken in Ethiopia (Tigray).
It is true that there are some variations within these two “dialects”, but normally scholars do not even make a difference between the Eritrea variation and the one from Ethiopia.