Tigrinya dictionary


Tigrinya ትግርኛ

Tigrinya-English dictionary or PDF format

Goethe-Verlag: Tigrinya-English usual expressions (+ audio)

Defense language institute: basic vocabulary (+ audio) - civil affairs - medical

Dictionnaire de la langue tigraï: Tigrai-French dictionary by J. Coulbeaux & Jules Schreiber (1915)

Vocabolario italiano-tigrai: Italian-Tigrai vocabulary, by Alfonso Cimino (1904)

Vocabulary of the Tigré language by Moritz von Beurmann & grammar by Adalbert Merx (1868)

Tigrinya language

Tigrinya keyboard (Geez alphabet) & font to download

basic grammar

grammar of Tigré language (in Latin alphabet)

Manuel de la langue tigraï: grammar, texts & vocabulary, by Jules Schreiber (1887)

Grammatica elementare della lingua tigrigna‎: elementary Tigrinya grammar, by Ludovico de Vito (1895)

Tigrinya & Tigrai
The Tigrinya language (or Tigrinya, Tigrai) is a language derived from the Geez (ge'ez), like the Amharic language. It's spoken in the south of Eritrea (it's the main language of the country) and in the north of Ethiopia. The Tigrai language is spoken in the north of Eritrea (and in a part of Sudan).

Les langues de l'Érythrée: The languages of Eritrea, by Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle, in Chroniques yéménites (2008) & linguistic map


VOA in Tigrinya


Folk song for the New Year's Day & Women's song to get the rain (1921)

Texts & Literature

The legend of the Queen of Sheba in the tradition of Axum: text in Tigré & translation in English, by Enno Littman (1904)

Betezion: the Bible in Tigrinya

The New Testament in Tigrinya [PDF]

The New Testament (audio)

First article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

ብመንፅር ክብርን መሰልን ኩሎም ሰባት እንትውለዱ ነፃን ማዕሪን እዮም፡፡
ምስትውዓልን ሕልናን ዝተዓደሎም ብምዃኖም ንሕድሕዶም ብሕውነታዊ መንፈስ ክተሓላለዩ ኦለዎም፡፡

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (or PDF format)

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