The Tigrinya language (also spelled Tigrigna), is a Semitic language spoken by Tigrinyas of East Africa. They live primarily in modern countries of Eritrea and Ethiopia. Eritrea has nine languages of equal status. There is no official language at the policy level. In Ethiopia, Tigrinya is spoken in the Tigray region. It is also spoken by groups of emigrants from these regions, including some Beta Israel.

Tigrinya should not be confused with the related Tigre language. The latter is a Semitic language spoken by the Tigre people, who mostly inhabit the lowland regions of Eritrea, Sudan, and northwest Eritrea.

(Courtesy of Tigrinya Language Wikipedia)