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Die Bedeutung der Namen Eritrea und Ethiopia

The aim of this website is to enable all Tigrinya speaking people to connect with and learn more about their culture. Nevertheless, it is also meant for all others who are interested in and already feel the connection with the country, and therefore would like to understand it better.

 The idea of this project was initiated by a young friend of mine named Jonathan (Jay Jay from the city Karlsruhe in Germany) 18years of age, who is now well appreciated for paving the way to such a website.

 Through creating and designing this website, I have learned that I know more about my culture and history now, then I knew before I started working on this huge project. To avoid this happening to others (not to know about the history of your own ancestry), I have decided to design this website, as to where the Tigrinya-History, Tigrinya-Traditions, Tigrinya-Wisdom and much more that this culture has to offer, can respectfully be displayed to reflect the true beauty of that region. I’m hoping to have come close to that achievement.The green background potrays the fertile ground in the Highlands where the Tigrinya culture-group have settled down. The white writing is used to symbolize the warm and welcoming hospitality for any and every guest. Unfortunately, this tradition seems to become more a rarity and in most families non-existent. However, these cultures began to vanish with the colonization of Italians in 1890 and throughout the 30 year long freedom fight against the dominating ethnic group the Amhara in the government of Ethiopia. This brings to effect that now you'll predominantly find these cultures left only in the many little villages in Eritrea and the northern part of Ethiopia.

Tigrinya common sentence and words

Geschichte der Sprachen Geez - Tigrinya - Tigre - Amharigna

How are you?   Kemey alecha? (male)          ከመይ ኣለኻ

                               Kemey alechee? (female)         ከመይ ኣለኺ

I am fine. Good            Tzubuk                            ጽቡቅ

Thank you        Yekeniyeley                                    የቐንየሌይ

Your welcome.            Genzebka (male)                    ገንዘብካ
                              Genzebkii (female)                     

Hello                     Selam                                             ሰላም

Welcome        Eynkivah bidhan metzackum       እንቛዕ ብደሓን መጻእኩም

I am lucky.    Higus Ije                                         ሕጉስ ኢየ

Excuse me. ..Aytehazeley                                   ኣይተሓዘለይ

Is it allowed to make some picures of you?

Kihsi le kado?                               ክስእለካ’ዶ

Whats your name?    Men schimka? (male)            መን ስምካ
Men schimmkii? (female)          መን ስምኪ

Where is. . . .        Abey alo . . . .                                 ኣበይ ኣሎ

Bus station        Maerefi autobus                            መዕረፍ ኣውቶቡስ

Bus stop    Autobus tetew tiblelu                     ኣውቶቡስ ??ው ትብለሉ

Zug                    Babur                                              ባቡር

Train station            Mehref Babur                                 መዕረፍ ባቡር

Left                Tsegam                                           ጸጋም

Right.                Yeman                                             የማን

Good afternoon.
 Good day.   Buruch m
e 'alti                               ብሩኽ መዓልቲ  

Good evening.    Buruch mi'shet                               ብሩኽ ምሸት

Good night.        Luam leti                                         ሉዋም ለይቲ

I am tired.    Ane dechime                                  ኣነ ደኺመ

I am hungry    Temiye                                            ተምየ

Just a moment.    Hansab                     ሓንሳብ

Tigrinya settlement area in Eritrea and north Ethiopia

Tigrinja Siedlungsgebiet in Eritrea und north Ethiopia

The Tigrinya's in Eritrea and north Ethiopia are traditional farmers, which have a high influence of the orthodox church.

Old Tigrinya provinces of Eritrea

Province Hamasien from the time of Mereb Milash, Bahri Negash, Midri Bahri and Axum(Akshum, Aksum) in the highland of Eritrea

Old tigrinya province Hamasien from Eritrea
Tigrinya Hamasien Eritrea

Province Seraye(Serai) from the time of Mereb Milash, Bahri Negash, Midri Bahri and Axum(Akshum, Aksum) in the highland of Eritrea

Tigrinya Seraye Eritrea

Dbarwa was the capitol city of the republic of Hamasien between 16-19 Century, aus den 3 Provinzen Hamasien, Serai und Akeluguzay bestand.

Province Akeluguzay from the time of Mereb Milash, Bahri Negash, Midri Bahri and Axum(Akshum, Aksum) in the highland of Eritrea