Tigray

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Tigray is the northern-most of the nine ethnic regions (kililoch) of Ethiopia. It was formerly known as Region 1. Its capital is Mek'ele. Other major towns and cities in Tigray include Abiy Adi, Adigrat, Adwa, Aksum, Himora, Inda Selase, Korem, Maychew, Wik'ro and Zalambessa. The region borders Eritrea to the north (independent from Ethiopia since 1993), Sudan to the west, the Ethiopian region of Afar to the east and the Ethopian region of Amhara to the south.

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Canyon west of Adigrat in northern Tigray
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Mountains near Endaselassie in western Tigray

The predominent language of this kilil is Tigrigna, which is related to Ge'ez. Covering 50,286 km2, its population (as of 1999) is 3,593,000.

Semien Mountains National Park is located in Tigray, which includes the highest point in Ethiopia, Ras Dashan.

As one of the provinces of the Imperial era, Tigray was ruled by a native Ras or Negus.

In 1998, war erupted between Eritrea and Ethiopia over a portion of territory that had been administered at part of Tigray, which included the town of Badme. Following a 2002 United Nations decision, much of this land was awarded to Eritrea.

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