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(tiˈgreɪ ən, -ˈgri-)
1. a member of a people of N Ethiopia who in the first centuries a.d. developed the traditions that typified highland Ethiopian culture into the 20th century.
2. a member of any of the modern ethnic groups descended from this people.
3. of or pertaining to the Tigreans.
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Meles Zenawi and the Tigrean People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in coalition with the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) instituted modernisation programmes that set the country on a new path.
We bring the culpability for preventing charity directly to the Tigrean rulers in Addis Ababa.
Mengistu had to face old enemies of stability in Ethiopia: a coalition of three guerrillas formed the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) with members of the Tigrean People's Liberation Front (TPFL), the Oromo Liberation Front and the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPFL) (Schraeder, 1994b: 93) Somalia had also supported the so-called Western Somali Liberation Front (WSLF) which fought for the integration of Ogaden within Somalia and which was later replaced by the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) (Ododa, 1985: 289).
They complain power is held by a tiny Tigrean elite.
Pillaging of Ethiopia by Eritreans and their Tigrean Surrogates.
(27) In 1975, the Tigrean People's Liberation Front (TPLF) was founded in opposition to Mengistu's Derg military dictatorship.
The ethnic composition of subjects in Group I includes 7 Amharas, 2 Sidamas, 11 Oromos, 1 Tigrean, and 4 others who did not want to identify their ethnic background.
Amhara-centric state apparatus and replacing it by Tigrean controlled
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