History, Language & Culture Érythrée

Histoire, langue et culture Érythrée

The name Eritrea is derived from the ancient Greek name for the Red Sea. It was first formally adopted in 1890, with the formation of Italian Eritrea (Colonia Eritrea). The name persisted over the course of subsequent British and Ethiopian occupation, and was reaffirmed by the 1993 independence referendum and 1997 constitution.


The Official languages is Tigrinya Arabic and English

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