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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tigrinya or Tigrigna (ትግርኛ) Alphabet

Ethiopian Argument | Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tigrinya is a member of the Ethiopic branch of Semitic languages with about 6 million speakers mainly in the Tigre region of Ethiopia and in Central Eritrea. There are also large immigrant communities of Tigrinya speakers in Sudan, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Germany, Italy the UK, Canada and Sweden, as well as in other countries.
Tigrinya is written with a version of the Ge'ez script and first appeared in writing during the 13th century in a text on the local laws for the district of Logosarda in southern Eritrea.

The Tigrinya script

The Tigrinya script

Punctuation

Ethiopic punctuation

Numerals

Tigrinya numerals

Sample text in Tigrinya

Sample text in Tigrinya
Transliteration
Bəmäns̤ər kəbrən mäsälen kulom säbat əntəwläṣu näs̤an maʿərän əyom. Məstəwʿalen ḥəlenan zətäʿadälom bəməxʷanom bəḥəwnätawi mänfäs kətäḥalaläyu aläwom.
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