Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken

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A language of Algeria

Alternate Names
Saharan Arabic, Tamanghasset Arabic, Tamanrasset Arabic
Population

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

Location

Morocco border along Atlas mountains, northeast to Medea (south of Algiers), southeast to Righ Wadi, south as far as plateau du Tademait; some in Tamanrasset town.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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

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