Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken

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A language of Algeria

Alternate Names
Saharan Arabic, Tamanghasset Arabic, Tamanrasset Arabic
Population

100,000 in Algeria (1996). Total users in all countries: 178,000.

Location

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.

Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Structurally distinct from other Arabic varieties. A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara].

Language Development

Grammar.

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