Tigrinya

noun

Ti·​gri·​nya tə-ˈgrē-nyə How to pronounce Tigrinya (audio)
: a Semitic language of northern Ethiopia and Eritrea

Word History

Etymology

Amharic tïgrïñña, from T ïgray Tigre, Ethiopia

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tigrinya was in 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Tigrinya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tigrinya. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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