• PEOPLE NAME: TIGRAI/TIGRINYA OF ETHIOPIA

Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Ethio-Semitic

Language: Tigrinya - (tir)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Christianity - Eastern Orthodoxy

Country: Ethiopia

Also found in: Canada; Djibouti; Eritrea; Germany; Italy; Sudan; Sweden

Population: 7,285,000

Global Population: 10,927,000


PEID: 11649

ROP: 110050

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity


Overview: The Tigrai/Tigrinya of Ethiopia, numbering 7,285,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Ethio-Semitic people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 10,927,000 in 8 countries. Their primary language is Tigrinya. The primary religion practiced by the Tigrai/Tigrinya is Orthodox Christianity, a branch of Christianity that includes Copts, the Assyrian Church of the East, Eastern Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches.


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