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Tigre

(tē`grā), city (1991 pop. 256,005), Buenos Aires prov., E Argentina. A railroad terminus and river port with good road connections, Tigre is a market for the fruit grown in the surrounding area. The city has sawmills and shipyards, as well as a naval museum.
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Tigre

 

a people of northern Ethiopia, living in the vicinity of the cities of Akordat, Keren and Massawa in northern Eritrea and on the islands of the Dahlak Archipelago, as well as in Kassala Province of the Republic of the Sudan.

The Tigre number more than half a million (1970, estimate). Their language, Tigre, is related to the southern peripheral group of Semitic languages. Most Tigre are Muslims, although some are Monophysite Christians. Their primary occupations are the breeding of cattle, sheep, goats, camels, and mules and the cultivation of wheat, teff, durra, barley, and legumes. In the vicinity of Massawa, the Tigre fish and gather nacre and pearls.

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See under TIGRAI.
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Many in Tigray, whose citizens dominated the previous administration, have been angered by their loss of influence.
Security reforms have reduced the number of top officials from the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), representing the minority Tigray who had long dominated the party and were seen as marginalising the other major ethnic groups.
Tigrayans comprise just 6% of Ethiopia's population of 100mn people but are perceived as a powerful minority because of their ethnic affinity with the Tigray People's Liberation Front.
It is noteworthy that the Amhara region on the border with Sudan has witnessed violent clashes between Amhara and Tigray ethnicities since last week.
Most jaw-dropping is footage of villagers in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, whose belief in a higher power leads them to climb a 400m vertical mountainside to reach their church - it's all about getting closer to God.
The sesame growing areas of western Tigray are highly infested by different broadleaved weeds and grass weeds.
Sugarcane germplasm were collected during 2010/11 all across Ethiopia in the regional states of Amhara (07/10/2010-09/05/2011), Oromia (26/08/ 2010-08/07/2011), Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) (10/08/2010-09/12/2010), Tigray (21/04/2011-09/05/2011), Benshangul-Gumz (20/12/2010-15/ 02/2011), Gambella (04/11/2010-28/11/2010), Somali (29/ 06/2011-26/07/2011), and Harari (02/06/2011-23/06/2011) (Figure 1, Supplemental Table 1).
Mary's Meals are working with three schools in the poverty-stricken Tigray region and aim to feed thousands more at seven other schools soon.
The Tigray region is now greener than it is have ever been within the last 145 years.
Though Ethiopia is made up of 14 ethnic groups, the nation is ruled with an iron fist by one tribe, the Tigray, whose political party controls 100% of the parliament.
According to several reports, the unrest in Gonder began earlier this week when armed police entered the city to arrest members of the "Wolkayit committee" who had been protesting against the government's decision to merge the Wolkayit community and its land into the neighboring Tigray Regional State.
Kahsay Gebretsadik, from the Tigray region of the east African nation, fought back tears as he recalled surviving a gun battle before 18-year-old Mebrhit Gebreanenie was left on a smuggling route without a proper burial.