Tamahaq, Tahaggart

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A language of Algeria

Alternate Names
Tamachek, Tamahaq, Tamashekin, Tomachek, Touareg, Tourage, Tuareg
Population

40,000 in Algeria. Total users in all countries: 77,000.

Location

Mainly Tamanrasset province south to Niger border; also southeast of Illizi and Adrar provinces; South Hoggar (Ajjer) mountain area. Hoggar Ghat dialect in southeast, Ganet area and west.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Hoggar (Ahaggaren, Ajjer, Tahaggart), Ghat (Djanet, Ganet). A member of macrolanguage Tamashek [tmh].

Language Use

Most still speak the language.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1948–1965.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab]. Tifinagh (Berber) script [Tfng], called Shifinagh in Niger.

Other Comments

Muslim.

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