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Language Database for Ethiopia


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Language: Tigrigna

name:Tigrigna
ISO 639-3:tir
alternative names:Tigray, Tigrie, Tigrinya
classification:Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, South, Ethiopian, North
alternative classification:
dialects:
location:Afar and Amhara regions; Tigray region border areas
extinct:no
endangered:no
number of speakers:4,324,933 (2007 census)
ethnic population:4,486,513 (2007 census)
medium of instruction:yes
MLE program implemented:no
orthography in use:yes
vernacular literature status:
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:yes
Morphology:yes
Syntax:yes
Discourse Studies:
Dictionary:yes
Published Texts:yes
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigrinya_language

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Conti Rossini 1940 Lingua tigrina 1940 Italian no no no no no no
Leslau 1941 Documents tigrigna (éthiopien septentrional) – grammaire et textes 1941 French no no no no no no
Melles 2001 Tigrinya reader and grammar 2001 English no no no no no no
Praetorius 1871 Grammatik der Tigriñasprache in Abessinien 1871 Monograph German no no no no no no
Tewolde 1997 Tense Aspect and Mood in Tigrinya 1997 Article English no yes yes no no yes
Polotsky 1985 Notes on the Cleft Sentence in Tigriñña 1985 Article English unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Gebregziabher 2005 A Morphological Analysis of Tigrinya Epenthesis 2005 Article English yes no no no no no

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