Tachawit

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A language of Algeria

Alternate Names
Aurès, Awras, Chaouia, Chawi, Shawia, Shawiya, Tacawit
Population

2,130,000 in Algeria (2016). Total users in all countries: 2,178,100.

Location

Batna, Biskra, Guelma, Khenchela, Oum el-Bouaghi, Souk Ahras, and Tébessa provinces: Aurès mountains, south and southeast of Grand Kabylie.

Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Language Use

A widely used Berber language.

Language Development

Bible portions: 1950.

Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab], widely used. Latin script [Latn], minor but increasing usage. Tifinagh (Berber) script [Tfng].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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