The Tigre inhabit the northern highlands and the western lowlands of Eritrea, as well as the south of the neighboring Sudanese state of al-Bahr al-ahmar . The great majority of them profess Sunni Islam , which, like in neighboring Sudan, contains popular religious beliefs . Some Tigre are followers of the Sufi order of the Khatmiyya .
Tigre live mainly as farmers in small villages in round houses or practice semi-nomadic cattle breeding.
- Werner Ende, Udo Steinbach, Gundula Krüger: Islam in the Present. CH Beck, Munich 2005, p. 464