Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken


A language of Algeria

Alternate Names
Saharan Arabic, Tamanghasset Arabic, Tamanrasset Arabic

100,000 in Algeria (1996). Population total all countries: 130,500.


Adrar, Béchar, Biskra, Djelfa, El Bayadh, El Oued, Ghardaïa, Illizi, Laghouat, Naama, Ouargla, Tamanrasset, and Tindouf provinces; Morocco border along Atlas mountains, northeast to Médéa, south of Algiers, southeast to Righ Wadi, south as far as plateau du Tademait.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Structurally distinct from other Arabic varieties. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].

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