Tigre, Eritrean in United Kingdom



Population

15,700

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

There are Eritreans of Tigre origins living in the U.K. They are the second largest Eritrean people group after the Tigrinya. They are mainly Muslims and in Eritrea are mainly nomads. They speak in the Tigre language and can speak in English in the U.K. also. There is an Eritrean and Tigre Welfare Association in London who help Tigre Eritreans in the U.K.

The Eritreans are one of the smaller immigrant groups from Africa living in the U.K. Eritreans first came here in the early 1960s when the Eritreans went to war with Ethiopia regarding Eritrean independence. In the late 1980s and early 1990s more Eritrean immigrants came to the U.K. just before Eritrea got its independence from Ethiopia. Many of them leave their country for a better life abroad.


What are Their Lives Like?

There are many Eritrean restaurants and churches in the U.K. These are mainly in the London region. They live mainly in London but also in Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds.

Eritrea has had big economic problems and more Eritreans have applied to live in the U.K. in recent times. The Eritrean immigrants in Britain have had a large part in Eritrean independence and for an end to fighting in Eritrea. There are many Eritrean cafes as well as restaurants in London. They serve traditional food such as Zigini which is a special stew. Coffee is also special to them and they prepare it with a ceremony and it can take about an hour to make.

At least nine languages are spoken in Eritrea and there is one used specifically for matters of religion.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the problems in Eritrea will cause the Tigre to give their lives to Jesus Christ and that Eritrean Christians in the U.K. will give the gospel message to the Tigre here.

References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/eritreans_ in_the_united_kingdom
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2072304/surge-in-eritrean-population-in-britain.html


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tigre
People Name in Country Tigre, Eritrean
Population in United Kingdom 16,000
World Population 1,558,000
Countries 6
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Eritrean, Khasa, Tigre Xasa, Xasa
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Ethio-Semitic
People Name General Tigre
Ethnic Code CMT34c
People ID 15482

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tigre (16,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tigre 16,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1889-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1902-1931)
Complete Bible Yes   (1988)
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tigre
Scripture EasyBibles

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
94.90 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
100.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Video Source: LinkUp Africa
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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