People Of Eritrea

BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope. 

In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.

At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders. 

  • Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Eritrean
  • Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
  • Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists!
  • Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in Tigrinya, Arabic…
  • Share your rich Eritrean culture and language

Be present in appreciating the Eritrean in you and Eritreans around you. Understand Eritrean marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.

As an Eritrean, you have a culture, and you have a language!


 Independence: 24 May 1991

Capital:  Asmara

 Population:  6.7 million

 Area: 117,600  square kilometres 

 Languages:  Tigrinya, Arabic, English

 Ethnic groups: 55% Tigrinya, 30% Tigre, 4% Saho, 2% Kunama, 2% Rashaida, 2% Bilen, 5%Others Afar, Beni-Amer, Nara

Where is Eritrea on the continent of Africa?

Eritrea is a country in the Horn of Africa region of Eastern Africa, with its capital (and largest city) at Asmara. It is bordered by Ethiopia in the south, Sudan in the west, and Djibouti in the southeast.