Tasawaq

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A language of Niger

Alternate Names
Ingelshi
Autonym
Ingalkoyyu’
Population

8,000 (1998 SIL).

Location

Ingal and Teguidda-n-Tessoumt, near Agadez.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Tagdal [tda], Tadaksahak [dsq] of Mali, and Korandje [kcy] of Algeria.

Typology

SVO; tonal (3 tones - high, low, falling).

Language Use

Most also use Hausa [hau] (Kossmann 2007), Tawallammat Tamajaq [ttq] (Kossmann 2007).

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Shares Songhay and Tamajaq features. Muslim.

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