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Tigrinya is spoken by 6,060,000 people:
4,150,000 in Ethiopia,
1,900,000 in Eritrea,
10,000 in Israel.

Publishing History

Part of the Bible was published for the first time in 1866.
The New Testament was first published in 1909.
The complete Bible was first published in 1956.
This Page
This shows the first few verses from John's Gospel in the Winquist version, first published in 1956 by British & Foreign Bible Society, Asmara. This page is taken from a Bible published in 1992 by Bible Society of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.