Tigrinya

Tigrinya translation services

Classification

Afro-Asiatic > Semitic

Script

Ethiopic (Ge'ez)

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

7 million

Other names

Tigrinia

Official language

Eritrea, Ethiopia

Interesting Fact

The earliest written example of Tigrigna, spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea, is a set of local laws dating from the 13th century.

Profile

Tigrinya is a Semitic language spoken by the Tigray-Tigrinya people in the Horn of Africa in Ethiopia and Eritrea. In Ethiopia speakers of Tigrinya are called Tegaru, whereas in Eritrea they are called Tigrigna.

Tigrinya should not be confused with another Eritrean language, Tigre.

The Tigrinya language is written with Ge’ez script, previously also called Ethiopic. It is an abugida-style system where each symbol represents both the consonant and vowel sounds of a syllable.

Services offered for this language

Translation / Transcreation / Subtitling / Localization / Adaptation / Copywriting / Authoring / Proofreading / Revision / Editing / Translation quality assurance / Terminology / Linguistic validation / Glossary creation / Dubbing / Voice-overs / Transcription / Typesetting / Simultaneous interpreting / Consecutive interpreting / Conference interpreting / Telephone interpreting / Public service interpreting / Interpreting equipment hire / Foreign language consulting

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