Etiquette in Eritrea

Eritrea is located in East Africa and has a population of 6.3 million people.

The nation is a single-party presidential system.

Eritrea has no official language, but several, including Tigrinya, are recognized national languages. Tigrinya serves as the de facto national language. English and Arabic are frequently used in business settings.

Religious beliefs are split between Christianity and Islam.

The currency of Eritrea is the nakfa.

In most cases, a handshake is the preferred greeting. People usually say “Selam”, meaning “peace”, during a greeting. Men shouldn’t offer a handshake to a woman. Wait for a handshake to be offered.

Bringing a gift of sugar, tea, coffee, or something small is welcome when bing invited to someone’s house.

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