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Tigray is the northern-most of the nine ethnic divisions (kililoch) of Ethiopia. Its capital is Mek'ele. Other major towns and cities in Tigray include Adwa, Aksum, Inda Selase , Adigrat , May'chew , Korem , Himora , Abiy Adi and Wik'ro . The region borders Eritrea to the north, Sudan to the west, the Ethiopian region of Afar to the east and the Ethopian region of Amhara to the south. The language spoken is called Tigrinya which is related to Ge'ez. Covering 50,286 km2, its population (as of 1999) is 3,593,000.

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