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Tigre, Eritrean in United Kingdom

Tigre, Eritrean

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Tigre Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % No   

Tigre, Eritrean in United Kingdom

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Introduction / History
There are Eritreans of Tigre origins living in the U.K. They are the second largest Eritrean people group after the Tigrinya. They are mainly Muslims and in Eritrea are mainly nomads. They speak in the Tigre language and can speak in English in the U.K. also. There is an Eritrean and Tigre Welfare Association in London who help Tigre Eritreans in the U.K.

The Eritreans are one of the smaller immigrant groups from Africa living in the U.K. Eritreans first came here in the early 1960s when the Eritreans went to war with Ethiopia regarding Eritrean independence. In the late 1980s and early 1990s more Eritrean immigrants came to the U.K. just before Eritrea got its independence from Ethiopia. Many of them leave their country for a better life abroad.

What are their lives like?
There are many Eritrean restaurants and churches in the U.K. These are mainly in the London region. They live mainly in London but also in Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds.

Eritrea has had big economic problems and more Eritreans have applied to live in the U.K. in recent times. The Eritrean immigrants in Britain have had a large part in Eritrean independence and for an end to fighting in Eritrea. There are many Eritrean cafes as well as restaurants in London. They serve traditional food such as Zigini which is a special stew. Coffee is also special to them and they prepare it with a ceremony and it can take about an hour to make.

At least nine languages are spoken in Eritrea and there is one used specifically for matters of religion.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the problems in Eritrea will cause the Tigre to give their lives to Jesus Christ and that Eritrean Christians in the U.K. will give the gospel message to the Tigre here.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-04-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-04-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-04-25
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Country: United Kingdom
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Tigre, Eritrean
People Name General: Tigre, Eritrean
Alternate People Names:
Tigre XasaXasa
ROP3 Code: 110051
Joshua Project People ID: 15482
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 782,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Ethio-Semitic
People Name General: Tigre, Eritrean
Ethnic Code: CMT34c
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Primary Language: Tigre (15,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tig    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.10 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam94.90 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox100.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1889-1981
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1988
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tigre
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
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