40,000 in Algeria. Population total all countries: 77,000.
South Hoggar (Ajjer) mountain area, Hoggar, Tamanghasset area and south to Niger border. Ghat dialect in southeast, Ganet area and west.
Ghat (Djanet, Ganet), Hoggar (Ahaggaren, Ajjer, Tahaggart). A member of macrolanguage Tamashek [tmh].
Most still speak the language.
Ethnonym: Tuareg (pl.), Targi (sg.). Muslim.