A Semitic language of Eritrea, where it is the official language, and of northern Ethiopia.
A modern Ethiopic language, the direct descendant of Ge'ez (classical Ethiopic): it is spoken by the majority of the population of Eritrea and by many people in Tigré
Origin of tigrinya
- Tigrinya á‰µáŒáˆáŠ› (t"ŒÉ™gr"ŒÉ™Ã±a). The spelling Tigrigna came via Italian.