Tarifit

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A language of Morocco

Alternate Names
Arrif, Northern Shilha, Rif, Rif Berber, Rifeño, Riff, Rifia, Rifiya, Ruafa, Shilha, Tamazight, Tamazight n Arrif, Tarifiyt, Tarifyt Berber
Population

1,270,000 in Morocco (2004 census). Total users in all countries: 1,470,000.

Location

Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate and Oriental regions. Dialects from all areas of the Rif.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Iznasen (Beni Snassen), Ayt Waryaghar, Ayt Ittef, Ayt Mezduy, Ayt Aamart, Ibeqquyen, Ayt Tamsaman, Ayt Tuzin, Igzennayen, Ayt Saaid, Ayt Urishesh, Ayt Tfarsit, Iqeraayen, Ayt Buyahyi, Ayt Settut, Icebdanen.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Poetry. Newspapers. New media. Radio programs. Films. TV. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2009.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab]. Latin script [Latn]. Tifinagh (Berber) script [Tfng].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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