Tarifit

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A language of Morocco

Alternate Names
Arrif, Northern Shilha, Rif, Rif Berber, Rifeño, Riff, Rifia, Rifiya, Ruafa, Shilha, Tamazight, Tamazight n Arrif, Tarifiyt, Tarifyt Berber, Tmaziɣt, Tmazight
Autonym
Tarifit, تاريفيت‎ (Tarifit), ⵜⴰⵔⵉⴼⵉⵜ‎ (Tarifit)
Population

4,240,000 (2016). Total users in all countries: 4,366,000.

Location

Oriental and Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate regions. Dialects from all areas of the Rif.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Iznasen (Beni Snassen), Ayt Waryaghar, Ayt Ittef, Ayt Mezduy, Ayt Aamart, Ibeqquyen, Ayt Tamsaman, Ayt Tuzin, Igzennayen, Ayt Saaid, Ayt Urishesh, Ayt Tfarsit, Iqeraayen, Ayt Buyahyi, Ayt Settut, Icebdanen.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literature. Newspapers. Radio. TV. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. NT: 2009.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab]. Latin script [Latn]. Tifinagh (Berber) script [Tfng].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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