- a Semitic language spoken in northern Ethiopia.
- a member of a nomadic, Tigrinya-speaking people of northern Ethiopia.
- a member of an agricultural, Tigré-speaking people of northern Ethiopia.
- an autonomous region of N Ethiopia, bordering on Eritrea: formerly a separate kingdom. Capital: Mekele. Pop: 4 334 996 (2005 est)
- a language of NE Ethiopia, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family