Taznatit

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A language of Algeria

Alternate Names
Zenatiyya
Population

58,000 in Algeria (2007 Laval University).

Location

Gourara region; Igli, Taghit, Ouakda (Bechar), Beni Ounif, Boussemghoun. Dying out in Touat region. Also in Morocco.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Gourara (Gurara), South Oran, Touat (Tuat, Tuwat). Related to Tumzabt [mzb], Tagargrent [oua], and Temacine Tamazight [tjo], but not as similar as they are to each other. Low intelligibility of other Tamazight speech forms, including Tumzabt and Tagargrent.

Language Use

Vigorous.

Other Comments

Muslim.

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