200 in Mauritania, decreasing. Population total all countries: 2,100.
South, Mederdra to Atlantic coast.
None known. Related to other Berber languages in basic structure though specific features are quite different.
Tifinagh (Berber) script [Tfng].
Bedouins, reported to travel mainly in caravans. Racially, both white and black; the latter are descendants of slaves captured centuries ago. Muslim.