Tigrinya language

also spelled  Tigrigna,  also called  Tigray  or  Tigrai 

      a Semitic language (Semitic languages) of the Tigray people of northern Ethiopia and southern Eritrea. Written records include religious texts prepared by mission societies and an increasing number of textbooks and literary works. The language is closely related to Geʿez (Geʿez language), the ancient language of Ethiopia, and to the Tigré language. There were some 5.8 million speakers in the early 21st century.

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