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  • n. A pancake-like bread made from fermented teff flour, a traditional food of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen, and the Nuer people of Sudan.


Tigrinya እንጀራ (ʾ‌ənğära) (Wiktionary)



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  • "Perhaps what decided them was the sight of one of the volunteer ladies wobbling through the mud with the invalids' food piled up in plastic boxes in two clean pails. In each box could be seen voluptuous folds of good injera made with pure teff, and out of the folds bulged thick yellow shiro."
    - 'Resetlement, Ethiopia, 1985', Germaine Greer in The Madwoman's Underclothes.

    September 1, 2008