1878, in the meaning defined above
Amharic tïgrïñña, from T ïgray Tigre, Ethiopia
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“Tigrinya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tigrinya. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.
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