Arabic, Algerian Saharan SpokenPrint
100,000 (1996). Total users in all countries: 178,000.
Adrar, Béchar, Biskra, Djelfa, El Bayadh, El Oued, Ghardaïa, Illizi, Laghouat, Naama, Ouargla, Tamanrasset, and Tindouf provinces; border area along Atlas mountains, northeast to Médéa, southeast to Righ Wadi, south as far as plateau du Tademait.
None known. Structurally distinct from other Arabic varieties. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].