Tigre, Eritrean in United Kingdom


Population
15,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


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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


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People Name General Tigre, Eritrean
People Name in Country Tigre, Eritrean
Population in United Kingdom 15,000
World Population 1,207,200
Total Countries 5
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Eritrean, Khasa, Tigre Xasa, Xasa
People ID 15482

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Tigre (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tig   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tigre (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tig   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tigre

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1889-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1902-1931)
Complete Bible Yes   (1988)
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tigre
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Islam

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
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