New book highlights Tigrigna proverbs

After spending 22 years gathering proverbs in Tigray Region, Alemyaehu Gebrehiwot has completed ‘a book consisting of 12,700 proverbs and sayings in the Tigrigna language.
The 535 page book was officially released on August 16 at the Millennium Hall in the presence of invited guests that include Amin Abdulkader Minister of Culture and Tourism.
Alemayehu during the event said “I have tried my best to cover political, social and economical proverbs and sayings in the Tigray region and I hope the book will help scholars and researchers who are interested in studying the language.’’
Amin said most language and proverb books are in Amharic so we should try and get other Ethiopian culture and language books published.