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  Tigrinya People Profile
For the Tigrinya people, the average life expectancy is around 46, compared to 76 in the U.S.A. The Tigrinya people have one doctor per 28,000 patients and one nurse per 8,393 patients.
Tigrinya is closely related to the Tigre language, spoken by numerous small people groups of diverse origins (jointly called the Tigre people), as well as many Beja people.
The "coffee ceremony" is common to the Tigrinya and the Amhara.
orvillejenkins.com /profiles/tigrinya.html   (2480 words)

 African Proverb of the Month
Tigrinya is an Ethiopian Semitic language and to write the Tigrinya characters one needs a Unicode Geez font (fidel script).
Among the Tigrinya people of Eritrea and Ethiopia, grains especially maize and sorghum have over the years been important in their cultural and social economic realms.
As for the meaning of this Tigrinya proverb, its application is connected on the relationships among the Tigrinya themselves and their neighbors.
www.afriprov.org /explain/oldexplain.htm   (625 words)

 Tigray-Tigrinya people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tigrinya language is the direct descendant of Ge'ez, unlike Amharic (thought to be descended from a specific dialect or cluster of dialects of Ge'ez) and other southern Ethiopian Semitic languages, though Tigre may share this distinction with Tigrinya (its status is uncertain).
Tigrinya and Tigre although close are not mutually intelligible, and while Tigrinya has traditionally been a written language which uses the same writing system called fidel (Ge'ez script) as Amharic, Tigre has not.
The Eritrean people, thereamong the Tigrinya speakers mounted a revolt against the status of Eritrea as a province in 1962, which culminated in the defeat of the Derg in 1991 and independence by referendum in 1993.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tigray-Tigrinya_people   (2511 words)

 *** Tigre, Tigrinya, Tigray -- Ethnicites, Languages and Politics ***
The suffix -nya as in Tigri-nya and Amhari-nya is an adjective-noun derivation morpheme.
In general usage I have found that the form "Tigrinya" (which should technically mean "language of the Tigre") is used to refer to the speakers of the Tigrinya language on the Eritrean side of the border.
The term "Tigrinya" is generally used to refer to the speech of both, since linguists consider it one language.
orvillejenkins.com /peoples/tigretigraytigrinya.html   (2021 words)

 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page
Geographical Center: Tigrinya is spoken primarily in the Tigray province of Ethiopia and in the highlands and urban centers of Eritrea.
Asmara is the dialect of Tigrinya spoken in Eritrea and Tigray is the dialect spoken in Ethiopia.
Tigrinya has prepositions rather than postpositions and sentential negation is expressed by a circumfix around the verbal complex.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /Profile.aspx?LangID=18&menu=004   (659 words)

 Tigrinya language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The earliest written example of Tigrinya is a text of local laws found in the disrict of Logosarda, southern Eritrea which date from the 13th century.
Tigrinya (along with Arabic) was one of Eritrea's official languages during its short-lived federation with Ethiopia, before the Ethiopian government annexed Eritrea and had both languages replaced with Amharic.
A native of Tigray is referred to in Tigrinya as tigrāwāy (male), tigrāweytī (female), tigrāwōt (plural).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tigrinya_language   (1935 words)

 The Tigrinya Writing System
The Tigrinya writing system is one variant of what is often referred to as the "Ethiopic" writing system or "Ethiopic syllabary".
The first order, in Tigrinya, represents the vowel /e/, the second the vowel /u/, the third the vowel /i/, the fourth the vowel /a/, the fifth the vowel (really diphthong) /ie/, and the seventh the vowel /o/.
The literature on Tigrinya suggests that this vowel is always epenthetic, so the sixth order simply represents the consonant by itself.
www.ling.upenn.edu /courses/ling202/WritingSystem.html   (587 words)

 Learn to speak Tigrinya (widely spoken in Eritrea and Ethiopia)
Learn to speak Tigrinya (widely spoken in Eritrea and Ethiopia)
These are interactive computer software programs that will teach you how to read, write, and speak in Tigrinya - spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
We have computer based interactive programs, audio CDs, and books that will teach you how to read, write, and speak in Tigrinya.
tigrinya.com   (56 words)

 Languages of Eritrea - Tigrinya
The use and development of all nine of Eritrea's languages are encouraged at the local level, and children attend primary school through the fifth grade in their mother tongue.
Tigrinya, spoken by at least half the population, has its own script derived from the ancient language Gee ’ez, now only used in the Orthodox Church.
Tigrinya word endings vary according to the gender of the person you are speaking to.
home.planet.nl /~hans.mebrat/eritrea-languages.htm   (596 words)

 Drunken Boat | Reesom Haile
Tigrinya derives from the ancient language of Ge’ez.
In this respect, Tigrinya, its translation and growing audience can act as a means of preservation not merely for the language itself but for our entire, endangered world.
Derived from the Tigrinya infinitive mgTam, literally to join, the Tigrinya word for poetry — gTmi, that is, "joining," — and the poet — geTamay, that is, "joiner" — are comparatively humbler.
www.drunkenboat.com /db3/haile/intro.html   (1629 words)

 Tigrinya the EZ Way
Learning Tigrinya is both easy and fun with this multimedia program featuring point and click native speaker's sound with the ability to record your own and compare to a native speaker.
Tigrinya the EZ Way is developed and distributed by a new generation of Ethiopians and Eritreans for people of all nationality and age groups.
Any person of any age group that wants to learn how to speak in Tigrinya without spending a great deal of time learning everything there is to know about the language.
www.africanlanguage.com /products/eztigrinya.html   (684 words)

 Amazon.com: Tigrinya Grammar: Books: John Mason   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tigrinya, being a language just like Amharic, has a complex writing system, and is not always pronunced exactly like it is written.
Initially, learning how to read Tigrinya presents itself as a daunting task since there are over 200 characters in the "alphabet", but there is a system that makes memorization of all the characters individually unecessary.
Rudimentary ability in reading Tigrinya can be acheived in less than a month of moderate study (approximately 7 hours a week) but consider that you may have to seek out a Tigrinya speaker to demonstrate proper pronunciation.
www.amazon.com /Tigrinya-Grammar-John-Mason/dp/0932415210   (1556 words)

 Tigrinya Interpreters - London, UK
Our top-notch Tigrinya interpreters are able to deal with assignments in commercial, legal, financial, technical and academic fields.
A Tigrinya interpreter is available throughout London and the UK for business meetings, negotiations, conferences, court hearings, market research surveys, voice-overs and media work.
Our top-notch Tigrinya interpreters will ensure that the communication between you and your client, customer or colleague is productive through bridging the linguistic and intercultural barriers.
www.kwintessential.co.uk /translation/interpreter/tigrinya-london.html   (126 words)

 Tigrinya language
Tigrinya is an Ethio-Semitic language spoken in Eritrea and northern Ethiopia.
Tigre", which is a closely related language also spoken in Eritrea; nor with "Tigray", which is a province of Ethiopia and one of the places where Tigrinya is spoken.
Specific references, and in some cases links to pdf files, can be seen on my curriculum vitae.
www.ling.upenn.edu /~gene/tigrinya.html   (109 words)

 Tigrinya Translation Service - English to Tigrinya Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
You probably don't speak Tigrinya yourself, so there are a few questions you'll need to consider when choosing a translation company.
To ensure our translators keep abreast of the language our Tigrinya translators live in-county and translate into their mother tongue.
Professional translators whose native language is English and speak fluent Tigrinya perform our Tigrinya to English translation.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/tigrinya_translation.shtml   (428 words)

 EthnoMed: Tigrinya Hepatitis Cultural Profile
The disease name is related to the traditionalbelief in etiology of the disease as caused by a night bird, or more specifically, a bat.
To alleviate the confusion related to bird disease and all the traditional beliefs, the term kabidy in Tigrinya, which literally means "liver disease", is used.
Hepatitis is recognized by its symptoms of jaundice, icteric sclera and changes in urine color.
ethnomed.org /ethnomed/cultures/tigrean/tigr_hep.html   (881 words)

 “Sophia” in a World of Wisdom: Interview with the translator, Tekie Beyene.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Building upon the forms of a Socratic dialogue, the author weaves a lively and mysterious plot that leads young Sophie through a journey in the history of philosophy, beginning with the two questions:--“Who are you?” and “Where does the world come from?” I asked Ato.
At least by reading Sophia many might develop their Tigrinya language as well, which I think is a plus.
But not because the Tigrinya language is narrow or that it has a limited vocabulary.
www.shaebia.org /artman/publish/article_4771.html   (2013 words)

 African Languages - Shona, Somali, Tigrinya (ASC)(MSU)
Tigrinya belongs to the Tigrinya branch of Northern Ethio-Semitic (Bender 1976) and is the main language of Tigre Province, Ethiopia.
There are around 3.5 million speakers of Tigrinya, according to WTPR (1982); Bender (1976) notes 3.6 million.
The official and traditional orthography for Tigrinya is also that used for Amharic and Ge'ez.
www.isp.msu.edu /afrlang/language6.htm   (450 words)

 The Author of Modern Tigrinya Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When we look Tigrinya carefully, there are many words which look original Tigrinya but originated from foreign languages.
The word awlie’ for instance may seem pure Tigrinya but it is originated from its scientific name ‘olia.’ But since it was in the Tigrinya language for many years, for many it may seem pure Tigrinya word.
From the fear that Tigrinya may vanish, I started to translate the book ‘Pinocchio.’ I finished it faster than the first book and it was published in 1990.
www.shaebia.org /artman/publish/article_4443.html   (1036 words)

 iCasad: Academic Interests: Eritrea
The population of Eritrea is estimated at about five million, with about half identifying themselves ethnically as Tigrinya; nearly one-third identify themselves as Tigré; and the remainder of the population identifies as Afar-Saho (10%), Bilen (5%) or Kunama-Nara (5%).
All languages are official and are taught in Eritrean schools, however, Tigrinya, Arabic and English are the generally accepted languages of prestige and common use.
Tigrinya Keyboard Mapping for Mac OS X: adds ability to include Tigrinya on your OS X Input Menu, using the included Unicode fonts.
edoras.duhs.duke.edu /eritrea.php   (376 words)

 Tigrinya Reader and Grammar Audio
The purpose of this reader is to teach Tigrinya grammar and to provide practice in reading and translating a variety of Tigrinya newspaper articles.
This material can serve as an excellent refresher course for those who have already studied the language, but could also be used by beginners who have the help of an instructor.
The book is divided into four parts: Tigrinya grammar, 50 Tigrinya selections, 50 English Translations, and a Tigrinya-English glossary.
www.dunwoodypress.com /products/-/214   (93 words)

 Tigrinya Language Page - Handbook of African Language Resources (ASC)(MSU)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are around 6 million speakers of Tigrinya according to Grimes (1996).
in Tigrinya to be insignificant, although Bender, Hailu, and Cowley (1976, p.
While the situation is not clear, it appears that one set of materials would be sufficient.
www.isp.msu.edu /AfrLang/Tigrinya_root.html   (184 words)

 Eritrea Communicating with the Eritreans
Thought to have descended from the ancient language of Ge'ez, Tigrinya has over 200 characters in written form, each with a distinctive sound.
Although Tigre is also descended from Ge'ez, it is not similar to Tigrinya.
Apart from Tigrinya and Tigre, many Eritrean languages use Latin or Arabic scripts.
www.cp-pc.ca /english/eritrea/commun.html   (294 words)

 Welcome to African Language.com Developers of Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali, and Swahili learning programs.
Welcome to African Language.com Developers of Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali, and Swahili learning programs.
Please select from the following languages for more information.
Click here to contact us if you have more questions.
www.africanlanguage.com   (84 words)

 Tigrinya Bibles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tigrinya is spoken primarily in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
The "JESUS" Film, based on the Gospel of Luke, has been translated into Tigrinya.
Visit Ethnic Harvest for practical articles, stories, free demographics and resources to help your church become more effective at cross-cultural ministry.
www.ethnicharvest.org /bibles/tigrinya.htm   (71 words)

 MavicaNET - Tigrinya   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The home of Shining Star Multimedia, a developer of interactive courses of Amharic and Tigrinya languages.
It requires no special software to read, but it does require knowledge of the Tigrinya language.
5 Poems by Reesom Haile in Tigrinya, the language of Eritrya, Africa, with links to translations into other languages; this African poetry is a new force in world literature, at once experimental poetry and traditional poetry
www.mavicanet.com /lite/spa/1447.html   (116 words)

 PanAfrLoc | PanAfrLoc / Tigrinya   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tigrinya (also Tigrigna) is an Ethio-Semitic language of South Semitic.
121, and 1955) considers regional variation in Tigrinya to be insignificant, although Bender, Hailu, and Cowley (1976, p.
There apparently is or was recently a project to localize Linux in Tigrinya called "Tinux"
www.bisharat.net /wikidoc/pmwiki.php/PanAfrLoc/Tigrinya   (178 words)

 multiple languages and encodings: what to expect? (Amharic and Tigrinya)
Unless there is an absolute need to have both Amharic and Tigrinya texts on the same page, then utf-8 is not a necessity but more of a convenience of having only one encoding to deal with.
Considering that you have chosen to stay away from Joomfish or Mamblefish then, as you have already suggested, the simplest solution is to have two Joomla installation under the same root with a front page that links to each one of them based on language selection.
In this case two templates will be required, each one with the appropriate encodings for Amharic or for Tigrinya hard-coded in the templates.
forum.joomla.org /index.php?topic=20883.msg124766   (1095 words)

 Is there a good prospect of education for the younger generation in Eritrea?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The introduction of formal education made possible  the emergence  of Eritrean scholars and the development  of Tigrinya  and Tigri publications in the late of the 19
This dictionary has about 4,140 Tigrinya entries with Arabic and Italian equivalents.
European missionaries had also greatly contributed to the flourishing of Tigrinya and Tigri publications from the 1890s onwards which  included the first Tigrinya language newspaper in 1909 [3].
www.ifaanet.org /Economicr/Reusom_article.htm   (2315 words)

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