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For the Eritrean lawyer, see Semhar Araia.

Semhar is the name of an area near the Red Sea Province of Eritrea, which has now become almost incorporated into the Northern Red Sea Region of Eritrea and Massawa was the capital city of the province. The population is mainly Tigre and Saho. The Tigre & Arabic languages are mainly spoken. The population is mainly pastoralist and agro-pastroalist

It is a common name for Eritrean females and at times males as well.