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Tigrinya–English Picture Dictionary

I was browsing the web when I found an excellent new e-book entitled: “Tigrinya – English Picture Dictionary” by eritreanrefugees.org. It’s primarily designed for native Tigrigna speakers who want to learn English, but it can work in both directions. Also since it’s a picture dictionary you get to see images of the things/descriptions/actions that are being translated and [...]

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November 3, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language, Linguistics, Tigrigna  3 Comments

“I can count in… English and Tigrinya”

This is a children’s book dedicated to teaching English and Tigrinya numbers. The authors just contacted me by email so I have little-more information about the book, but it seems cute and fitting for kids; a lot more friendly then the (never-ending) counting drills/exercises that I had to do as a child. I still remember those drills… Teacher: [...]

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October 6, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language, Tigrigna  No Comments

Simona’s nature adventures in Eritrea

I found a nice little cache of animated children’s stories and workbooks that have been translated to Tigrinya. I urge everyone to give them a quick look, each story also has an option to switch to the English translation. Simona’s Nature Adventures in Eritrea, East Africa Lucy Lava Light Magic What is a tree? Workbooks: [...]

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December 15, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language, Tigrigna  No Comments

My Tigrinya Phrasebook

I was browsing the web when I found an e-book entitled: “My Tigrinya Phrasebook” by Peter A. Crowther. It’s self described as “A manual of Tigrinya words and phrases” and it’s available free for download. At first glance, I wouldn’t necessarily call it a phrasebook as, for the most part, it is a list of [...]

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February 3, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language  5 Comments

“Modern Dictionary with New Methods”

Come one, come all. There is a new dictionary for sale in Asmara. It’s by Dr. Kidanemariam and he worked 10 years to make it a reality. Just amazing. A new monolingual, Tigrinya-Tigrinya, dictionary entitled, roughly translated into “Modern Dictionary with New Method,” by Dr. Kidanemariam Zerezghi was launched on October 24, 2008 at Emba [...]

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October 27, 2008  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language, Linguistics, Tigrigna  One Comment

New on the Eritrean dictionary scene…

After months of delay, Asmarino.com has now completed its metamorphosis to become Delina.com. Asmarino.com is one of the oldest Eritrean community websites still running (the other is Dehai.org). It is based in the US, completely independent and serves as a forum for those Eritreans who oppose the Eritrean government or it’s politics. It’s also multilingual [...]

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September 11, 2008  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: blogoshpere, Eritrea, language, Linguistics  No Comments

Word a day

Well, I’m gonna give it a shot. I’m going to try to update the home page every day with a word. This should fix the problem, I have, of not focusing enough of my time on this website. Now that I must update it every day, I can’t keep letting my website work pile up. [...]

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June 1, 2008  Tags: ,   Posted in: Tigrigna, website update  No Comments

Wordlist and Spell checking for Amharic and Tigrigna

I was surfing the web when I came across this. An outstanding computer Science student named Biniam Gebremichael has created a Tigrinya spell check program for Open office. His installation instructions are listed here . He has also collected a massive word list in Tigrinya and Amharic due to the Geez Crawler software that he [...]

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May 3, 2008  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: language, Tigrigna  One Comment


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