Definition of Tigrinya in English:

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Tigrinya

Pronunciation: /tɪˈɡriːnjə/

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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Tig|rinya

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