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Tigrinya speaking countries

Tigrinya is the official language in Eritrea and is spoken in 1 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Tigrinya language (native name: ትግርኛ) has its roots in the Afro-Asiatic language family.

With a share of around 49%, it is most widespread in Eritrea. A total of about 8.3 m people worldwide speak Tigrinya as their mother tongue.

Distribution Tigrinya

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
EthiopiaEastern Africano5.9 %6,613,000
EritreaEastern Africayes49.1 %1,717,000