Definition of Tigrinya in English:


Pronunciation /təˈɡrinyə/ /təˈɡrɪnjə/


  • A Semitic language spoken in Tigray.

    Compare with Tigre

    ‘The official languages were Tigrinya and Arabic.’
    • ‘Many Kunama speakers have become bilingual, with a predominance of Tigrinya as a second language.’
    • ‘He's on a mission to celebrate and preserve Tigrinya, his native language.’
    • ‘The English speaker desirous of learning Tigrinya is going to need some assistance with the sound system.’
    • ‘Television is available, with broadcasts three evenings a week in both Tigrinya and Arabic.’


The name in Tigrinya.