Christian dating in ethiopia

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Regarding ethnic composition, 94.98% are Tigrawai, 2.6% Agew/Amhara, 0.7% Erob and 0.05% Kunama. It is in Tigrai state the over 4 thousand year old Axumaite kingdom was once very powerful and had tremendous influence around present day Rea sea countries.

It left rich architectural and archaeological heritage of rock-hewn churches and monuments.

It was a highly literate society, soon developing an alphabet called Geez, and it is from the language Geez that modern Tigringya, the language of Tigrai has evolved.

Christianity was introduced in the fourth century to this to the kingdom of Axum.

Excluding Mekelle town, the state capital, there are five administrative zones: comprising a total of 47 weredas (districts) and 673 tabias (sub-districts).

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The first of its kind in black Africa for a modern colonial power to be defeated by a poorly armed, but determined, and ill-trained peasant army.

The 1,600 year-old texts are named after a monk, Abba Garima.

According to legend, he copied out the Gospels in just one day after founding the Garima Monastery, near Adwa in the north of the country.

They symbolize national pride and consciousness for all Tigraians.

Today Axum a small town in central Tigrai is a tourist magnet attracting tourists from all over the world.

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