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Extinct: no
Family: Afro-Asiatic
Branch: Semitic
Continent: Africa
Country: Eritrea
Region: Also spoken in Sudan.
Countries Where Spoken: 800,000 in Eritrea (1997 census), Sudan
Countries Where Official: Eritrea
Native Speakers: 800,000
Speakers Total: 800,000
Phrasebase members who speak Tigre at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Tigre at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Tigre: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Tigre: 0
Three Letter Code: TIG
Alternative Names: KHASA, XASA
Summary: Used as second language by the Tukrir. Spoken by some Beni-Amer called "Lobot". Other ethnic groups are Ad Aha, Geden Sikta, Iddifer, Teroa Beit Mushe. Believed by some to be the direct linguistic descendant of Ge"ez. Incorrectly called "Ge"ez". People have suffered from recent famines. SOV. Muslim. Bible 1988.

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