Tigray is the northernmost region (kilil) of Ethiopia. It is the homeland of the Tigray people, who speak the Tigrinya language. The Amhara region is to the south; the Afar region to the east and the country of Eritrea to the north. The region was the centre of the Kingdom of Axum in the first millennium AD. Its attractions include many rock-hewn churches and historical sites, including the stelae of Axum.


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