450,000 in Niger (1998). Population total all countries: 640,000.
Eastern dialect: central Tahoua area from Ingal to Mali border; western dialect: west, north and northwest of Niamey. Also in Mali (Tamajaq), Nigeria.
6a (Vigorous). Recognized language (1999, Constitution, Article 3).
Tawallammat Tan Ataram, Tawallammat Tan Dannag (Ioullemmeden).
Some children in urban areas no longer speak Tamajaq. Home, market, commerce, some schools. All ages. Positive attitudes.