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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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Local sources told NINA that the Turkish divers arrived in the city of Mosul accompanied by equipment for diving and searching the Tigris River for the rest of the victims where the search could not evacuate the remaining bodies of the victims as a result of loss of vision in the waters of the Tigris and speed of water.
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A follower of the ancient Mandaean faith bathes along a strip of embankment on the Tigris River reserved for t Image Credit: AP Associated Press
TURKEY has said Iraqis have nothing to fear from the filling of an upstream reservoir on the Tigris river, saying "sufficient quantities of water" would continue to flow to the neighbouring country.
On their quest to achieve development, Iraq's neighbours, Turkey and Iran, have restricted high levels of water flows to the Tigris River.
Iraq warned in October that it was heading toward a major shortage due to the lack of water being released into the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from countries upstream.