40,000 in Algeria. Population total all countries: 77,000.
Mainly Tamanrasset province south to Niger border; also southeast of Illizi and Adrar provinces; South Hoggar (Ajjer) mountain area. Hoggar 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.