Who lives in Eritrea?
Eritrea Demographics The Tigrinya people make up 55% of the population, followed by the Tigre people at 30%. Most of the remaining population belongs to Afroasiatic-speaking peoples, such as the Saho, Hedareb, Afar, Bilen, and Rashaida, who represent 2% of the population and live in the northern coastal region.
What was Eritrea previously called?
Mdree-Bahree Eritrea was called Mdree-Bahree (which means Land of the Sea) by the local people. The term Eritrea derives from the Greek term Sinus Erythraeus, which can be translated in English as Red Sea.