Tigré language

      Semitic language of the Tigre people of northwestern Eritrea and smaller areas of neighbouring Sudan. It is closely related to the ancient Geʿez language and modern Tigrinya. A few religious texts prepared by mission societies are the only documents in the language. Tigré serves as a second language for many nearby Cushitic and Nilotic peoples. There were more than 1,000,000 speakers in the late 20th century.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tigre language — Tigre ቲግሬ Tigre, ኻሳ Xasa Spoken in Eritrea, Sudan Native speakers 800,000 in Eritrea  (1997) Language family Afro Asia …   Wikipedia

  • Tigre — may refer to: Contents 1 Ethnic groups 2 Languages 3 Places 3.1 …   Wikipedia

  • Tigre (Sprache) — Tigre (ትግረ Tigre / ትግሬ Tigrē; ኻሳ Xasa) Gesprochen in Eritrea, Sudan Sprecher ca. 800.000 (Stand von 1997) Linguistische Klassifikation Afroasiatische Sprachen Semitische Sprachen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tigré (Sprache) — Tigre (ትግረ tigre / ትግሬ tigrē; ኻሳ xasa) Gesprochen in Eritrea, Sudan Sprecher ca. 800.000 (Stand von 1997) Linguistische Klassifikation Afroasiatische Sprachen Semitische Sprachen Westsemitische Sprachen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tigre people — For other uses, see Tigre (disambiguation). Tigre Total population 1.5 million Regions with significant populations …   Wikipedia

  • Tigré — /tee gray /, n. 1. a Semitic language spoken in northern Ethiopia. 2. a member of a nomadic, Tigrinya speaking people of northern Ethiopia. 3. a member of an agricultural, Tigré speaking people of northern Ethiopia. * * * ▪ Argentina… …   Universalium

  • Tigré — Tigré1 [tē grā′] n. a modern Ethiopic language spoken in N Eritrea: it developed from a branch of N Ethiopic parallel to the branch that produced Tigrinya Tigré2 [tē grā′] [< ?] region of N Ethiopia, on the Eritrean border …   English World dictionary

  • Tigre (fleuve) — 38° 19′ 00″ N 41° 01′ 00″ E / 38.3167, 41.0167 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tigre rugby club — Este artículo o sección sobre deporte necesita ser wikificado con un formato acorde a las convenciones de estilo. Por favor, edítalo para que las cumpla. Mientras tanto, no elimines este aviso puesto el 9 de noviembre de 2008. También puedes… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Tigre — Original name in latin Tigre Name in other language Las Conchas, Tigre, Тигре State code AR Continent/City America/Argentina/Buenos Aires longitude 34.42603 latitude 58.57962 altitude 8 Population 31106 Date 2012 03 25 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.