Tigrinya (or ትግርኛ, pronounced [tɪˈɡriːnjə]) is an Afro-Asiatic language, belonging to the family’s Semitic branch. Tigrinya speakers primarily inhabit the Tigray Region in northern Ethiopia (65%), as well as the contiguous borders of southern Eritrea (35%). Tigrinya is written in the Ge’ez script, which is an abugida: each symbol represents a consonant+vowel syllable. The earliest written example of Tigrinya is a text of local laws found in the district of Logosarda, which dates from the 13th century.

Writing system: Tigrinya alphabet (Ge’ez script)

Official language in: Eritrea

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Nakfa (ERN)

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