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Tigrignan language

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Tigrigna (ትግሪኛ)
Spoken in: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Israel
Region: Northern Africa
Total speakers: 5.1 million
Ranking: not in top 100
Genetic
classification:
Afro-Asiatic

 Semitic
  South
   Ethiopian
    North
     Tigrigna

Official status
Official language of: Eritrea
Regulated by: --
Language codes
ISO 639-1ti
ISO 639-2tir
SILTGN

Tigrigna (or ትግሪኛ) is a Semitic language spoken in Eritrea, where it is one of two official languages, and in parts of Ethiopia and Israel. It is written in the Geez (also called Ethiopic) script.

In northern Ethiopia, the speakers of this language are known as Tigrawot (plural); the singular forms are Tigraway for male and Tigraweiti for female speakers. Eritrean Tigrigna speakers are called Tigrigna.

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