Tigrinya language resources – Language Links Database

Tigrinya (ትግርኛ; also spelled Tigrigna) - is a Semitic language commonly spoken in Eritrea and in northern Ethiopia's Tigray Region. It is also spoken by the global diaspora of these regions.

More information: Wikipedia

Native speakers: 9.85 million (2020)

Official language in: Eritrea, Ethiopia

Tigrinya Grammar and Pronunciation

  • http://www.people.vcu.edu/ - Tigrinya Grammatical Terminology
  • MustGo.com - Tigrinya language, dialects & structure
  • LinguaShop.com - “These Tigrinya online grammar lessons and PDF grammar download will really help you learn. Each page provides a clear explanation of a particular aspect of Tigrinya grammar with examples of use.”
  • Omniglot.com - Tigrinya language, alphabet & pronunciation
  • Ucl.ac.uk - The Tigrinya alphabet

Tigrinya Reading Materials

Tigrinya Dictionaries

Tigrinya Listening and Video Resources


TV / Video / Movies

  • AWR Tigrinya Podcast - “Daily Tigrinya (ትግርኛ) radio programs for Eritrea & Ethiopia, brought to you by Adventist World Radio”
  • BemnetBerheMeried - Tigrinya lesson 01 - learn Tigrinya in an easy way.
  • The Habby - Tigrinya Lessons playlist 
  • Learn50Languages - Tigrinya for beginners in 100 lessons
  • ILoveLanguages! - The Sound of the Tigrinya language (Numbers, Greetings & The Parable)


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