Tarifit

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A language of Morocco

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

1,270,000 in Morocco (2004 census). Population total all countries: 1,470,000.

Location

North. Dialects from all areas of the Rif.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

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

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 [Arab]. Latin script [Latn]. Tifinagh (Berber) script [Tfng].

Other Comments

Rifiya is the Arabic name, Ethnonyms: Rifi (sg.) or Ruafa (pl.), Rif, Riff, or Arrif are geographical names. Muslim.

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