Education for you:
There’s no language based identity in Eritrea. Every body is Eritrean identity, but can have different language.
An Ethiopian might not understand this but in Eritrean mindset identity and language are two different things.
And in Eritrea Tegarus are people who reside south of mereb river and main jobs for them in Eritrea was housemaids, shoe shiners, handymen, low skill labor until the war started in 1998. Tegarus live south of mereb river and happen to speak similar language as Tigrinya ( but trust me they are not the same with different deep accents, I am biased but the language used by Tegarus has a big influence from Amharic and not all Eritreans understand it)
Similar but not the same. My Amharic skills probably the same as the Tegarus Tigrinya.
More like British and America English
Norwegian vs Swedish or danish
So you are comparing apples and oranges here talking about identity which means totally different to an Eritrean and tigreans/Ethiopians
In woyane Ethiopia identity:
In Eritrea identity:
Tigrinya speakers= Eritrean
Arabic speakers= Eritrean
Blen speakers= Eritrean
I hope this helps.
EPRDF wrote: ↑
08 Jan 2020, 12:23
I don't know they might be right or wrong about it, but as far as we ordinary Ethiopians from south, central, east and west parts of the country are concerned, we do not see the difference between MeQele and Asmara. Whoever speaks Tigrigna as a mother tongue, he/she is Tigaruu. Why eris in here have hard time to swallow this simple fact. What do they really think of themselves, Italiano maybe?
I don't believe how colonization phuck and twist people's mind to the extent one denies his/her own identity.
Anyways forget these Seraye, Hamasien and Akale Guzay Tigarus and just enjoy this song of the real Eritreans.
Ahlan wa Marhaba ya DeQi eri ya habayibna..