Eritrean Tigre in Sudan


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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 the Tigre language as well as English in the U.K. 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. They live mainly in London but also in Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are many Eritrean restaurants and churches in the U.K. These are mainly in the London region.

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

At least nine languages are spoken in Eritrea and there is one used specifically for matters of religion. Almost all Eritrean Tigre are Muslim.


What Are Their Needs?

Eritrea has had big economic problems and more Eritreans have applied to live in the U.K. in recent times. Those who arrive need help with language issues, housing and job hunting.


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 there.


Scripture Prayers for the Tigre, Eritrean in Sudan.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/eritreans_ in_the_united_kingdom


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tigre, Eritrean
People Name in Country Tigre, Eritrean
Natural Name Eritrean Tigre
Pronunciation air-ih-TRAY-un ti-GRAY
Alternate Names Beni Amer; Eritrean; Khasa; Tigre Xasa; Xasa
Population this Country 126,000
Population all Countries 1,030,000
Total Countries 8
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 15482
ROP3 Code 110051
ROP25 Code 308158
ROP25 Name Tigre
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Al Bahr al Ahmar state: Tokar district, between Eritrea border and Tokar.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Al Bahr al Ahmar state: Tokar district, between Eritrea border and Tokar..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.90 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Tigre (126,000 speakers)
Language Code tig   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tigre (126,000 speakers)
Language Code tig   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tigre

Primary Language:  Tigre

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1889-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1902-1931)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1988)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tigre Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Photo Source Rod Waddington - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
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