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Extinct: no
Family: Afro-Asiatic
Branch: Semitic
Continent: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Region: Tigray province. Also spoken in Eritrea, Israel.
Countries Where Spoken: 3,224,875 in Ethiopia (1998 census). 2,819,755 monolinguals. Population total all countries: 4,449,875. Ethnic population: 3,284,568 (1998 census). Population total all countries 5,135,000. Eritrea, Israel.
Countries Where Official: Ethiopia
Native Speakers: 3,224,875
Speakers Total: 5,135,000
Phrasebase members who speak Tigrigna at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Tigrigna at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Tigrigna: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Tigrigna: 0
Three Letter Code: TIR
Summary: Speakers are called "Tigrai." National language. Grammar. Literacy rate in first language: 1% to 10%. Literacy rate in second language: 26.5%. Ethiopic script. Christian. Bible 1956.

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