Tigray Community in Minnesota
ማሕበርኢ ሩ ብ 

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Who we are

The Tigray Community in Minnesota is a community of Tigrigna speaking people who came from the Tigray region in Ethiopia and currently reside in the state of Minnesota or their descendants there-off.

Our Vision

Tigray Community in Minnesota (TCMN) is organized exclusively to promote social change through encouragement, communications, and community education so as to create a well-informed community in MN.

Our Values

  • Family

TCMN is all about making the family successful. Each individual in the community values family as an institution. Parents are keen to enable their children to be successful in USA without losing connection to their roots


For Tigraians the social cooperation during good and bad times is an integral part of our culture. In our tradition, Weddings, Funerals and other ceremonies are responsibilities of the community instead of the individual. The community will strengthen this culture by coordinating efforts to support each individual and family during good and bad times.

Mutual Respect

We Tigraians have thousands of years of history helping and cooperating with other communities. Tigraians in Minnesota pride ourselves with this culture and will continue to seek cooperation and collaboration with other communities promoting mutual respect and fairness 

Promoting Success

We are a community of hard working individuals and families. The community will work hard to make sure our members succeed in every endeavor by promoting cooperation, education and communication. Most importantly we will work to make the new generation successful while keep connected to their roots

Our History


Ethiopia is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 102 million inhabitants. Ethiopia is second-most populous nation on the African continent. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi), and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.


Tigray Region (ክልል ትግራይ kilil Tigrāy) is the northernmost of the nine regions (kililat) of Ethiopia. Tigray is the homeland of the Tigrayans, Irob and Kunama peoples. Tigray is also known as Region 1 according to the federal constitution. Its capital is Mek'ele (also spelt Mekelle). Tigray is the 5th largest by area, the 5th most populous, and the 6th most densely populated of the 9 Regional States. The state's capital and largest city is Mekelle. Tigray is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Sudan to the west, the Afar Region to the east, and the Amhara Region to the south and southwest.[3] Besides Mek'ele, major cities include Adigrat, Aksum, Shire, Humera, Adwa, Alamata, Wukro, Maychew, Sheraro, Abiy Adi, Korem, Qwiha, Hawzen, Mekoni and Zalambessa. There is also the historically significant town of Yeha.


Minnesota (/ˌmɪnɪˈsoʊtə/) is a state in the mid-western and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord (French: Star of the North). Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 22nd most populous of the U.S. states; nearly 60 percent of its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area (known as the "Twin Cities"), the center of transportation, business, industry, education, and government and home to an internationally known arts community

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