Tigrinya

noun
Ti·​gri·​nya | \ tə-ˈgrē-nyə How to pronounce Tigrinya (audio) \

Definition of Tigrinya

: a Semitic language of northern Ethiopia and Eritrea

First Known Use of Tigrinya

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tigrinya

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 29 Sep. 2020.

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