184,000 in Libya (2012 J. Leclerc). Preschool children are monolingual in Nafusi. Total users in all countries: 234,000.
Al Jabal al Gharbi and Nalut districts: Jabal Nafusah area, Tripolitania, Nalut and Yafran areas isolated, Zuara Coast, west of Tripoli.
Zuara (Zouara, Zuraa, Zuwara, Zuwarah, Zwara), Tamezret (Duwinna), Jerbi (Jerba). Zuara dialect well known in Jebel Nafusa area and in Jerba Tunisia. Some visit Zuara, but not vice versa. Matmata and Tatawine area less well understood by speakers in Jerba or Zuara. Speakers in Zuara and Jebel areas understand Jerba dialect stories well.
All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].
Most live apart from Arabized inhabitants of the region. Muslim.