Meaning of Eritrean in English:


Pronunciation /ɛrɪˈtreɪən/


  • Relating to or characteristic of Eritrea or its people.

    ‘the Eritrean capital’
    • ‘Two particular types of breads are staples in Eritrean diets.’
    • ‘The Eritrean economy is totally dependent upon agricultural production.’
    • ‘The architecture of Eritrean towns reflects the nation's colonial past and the shifting influence of foreign powers.’
    • ‘Although his father was from Adawa, his mother was Eritrean.’
    • ‘Many Eritreans immigrants relied on their cultural traditions to start Eritrean restaurants.’


  • A native or inhabitant of Eritrea.

    ‘Eritreans maintain a strong national identity’
    • ‘The owner is an Eritrean, whose first restaurant was a noble attempt to introduce New Yorkers to his native cuisine.’
    • ‘On the day of the holiday, Orthodox Eritreans attend an all-night church service, which begins at sundown.’
    • ‘Equally divided between Christian and Muslim religions, Eritreans live a mostly agrarian life.’
    • ‘Traditional musical instruments of the Eritreans include pipes, harmonicas, and the kirir, which resembles a guitar.’
    • ‘Eritreans took to the streets to celebrate the occasion.’