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Tigrinya

Line breaks: Tig|rinya
Pronunciation: /tɪˈɡriːnjə
 
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Definition of Tigrinya in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A Semitic language spoken in Tigray, with about 4 million speakers. Compare with Tigre2.
Example sentences
  • The official languages were Tigrinya and Arabic.
  • Many Kunama speakers have become bilingual, with a predominance of Tigrinya as a second language.
  • He's on a mission to celebrate and preserve Tigrinya, his native language.

Origin

the name in Tigrinya.

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