Tigrinya voice-over production made simple
As an established Tigrinya voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Tigrinya Voice-Over Service and Tigrinya Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Tigrinya voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Tigrinya voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Tigrinya voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Tigrinya voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Tigrinya audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Tigrinya voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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A short history of the Tigrinya language
Tigrinya (also spelled Tigrigna, also called Tigray or Tigrai) belongs to the Ethiopic sub-group of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It is closely related to the ancient language of Ethiopia, Ge’ez (now extinct), and also to Tigre.
The earliest written example of Tigrinya dates back to the 13th century – a text of local laws found in southern Eritrea. Tigrinya literature was strongly influenced by Ge’ez, especially in relation to Christian/Biblical writing. Ge’ez was used as literary medium for Tigrinya until relatively recently.
Which countries have Tigrinya as a national language?
Tigrinya is an official language in Eritrea (along with Arabic and English). It is recognised as a minority language in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.
How many people speak Tigrinya as their first language?
It is estimated that approximately 6.7 million people speak Tigrinya as their first language – 4.2 million in Ethiopia (where it is the third most spoken language after Amharic and Oromo) and 2.5 million in Eritrea (where it is the most widely spoken language).Read more
There are significant Tigrinya-speaking communities in Sudan, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the UK, Canada, Australia and the United States.
Did you know…
- Tigrinya is written using the Ge’ez script, which was originally used for the now-extinct Ge’ez language. It has 32 letters and is read from left to right.
- Tigrinya is spoken by the ethnic Tigray-Tigrinya people who live in the Horn of Africa. In northern Ethiopia its speakers are called Tigray; in southern Eritrea they are called Tigrinya.
The Eritrean and Ethiopian economies
The Eritrean economy has faced significant problems, such as the legacy of 30+ years of war and chronic drought. As with many other African nations, a large proportion of the population (nearly 80%) is engaged in subsistence farming.
However, the country’s economy has experienced a fast growth rate in recent years, and this is expected to continue. Eritrea has considerable natural resources including copper and gold.
The Ethiopian economy – also fast-growing – is also largely based on agriculture, which accounts for around 46% of GDP and employs 85% of the workforce.
Ethiopia is Africa’s second most populous country, and around 50% of the population is under 18. Job creation has not kept up with population growth, and this means that, despite recent improvements to the economy, Ethiopia remains one of the world’s poorest countries.