Tamazight, Central AtlasPrint
2,340,000 in Morocco (2004 census). Population total all countries: 2,490,000. 936,000 monolinguals.
Widespread, especially Middle and east High Atlas Mountains, adjacent valleys to Taza, Rabat area; 1,200,000 in rural areas between Taza, Khemisset, Azilal, Errachidia; 100,000 outside the language area.
Much dialect variety. May be more than 1 language.
VSO (for Berber).
A major Berber language. Many children, adolescents, and younger adults; all older adults and elderly. Others use Arabic [ary] as L2.
65% live in rural areas, 10% live outside the traditional area. Muslim.