Tamahaq language


Tamahaq language

language
familycolor=Afro-Asiatic
name=Tamahaq
states=Algeria, Libya, Niger
region=Sahara
speakers=62,000
fam2=Berber
fam3=Tuareg languages
fam4=Northern
iso2=tmh
iso3=thv

Tamahaq is the only known Northern Tuareg language, spoken in Algeria, western Libya, and northern Niger. It varies little from the southern languages of Ayr, Azawagh or Adagh, with the differences mostly being substitution of sounds, for instance Tamahaq instead of Tamajaq or Tamasheq.

Dialects

There are three known dialects of Tamahaq:
*"Tahaggart", spoken around the Ahaggar Mountains in southern Algeria, by the Kel Ahaggar confederation.
*"Ajjer", spoken by the Kel Ajjer confederation.
*"Ghat", spoken around Djanet in southeast Algeria and Ghat in Libya.


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