Awjila language

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Native to Libya
Region Cyrenaica
Native speakers
3,000  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 auj
Glottolog awji1241[2]

Awjila (also known as Aujilah, Augila, Aoudjila) is a Berber language spoken in Cyrenaica, Libya,[3] in the Awjila oasis. UNESCO considers Awjilah to be seriously endangered as the youngest speakers have reached or passed middle age.[4] It differs from other Berber languages significantly and retains the Proto-Berber consonant *β.


  1. ^ Awjila at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Awjilah". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  4. ^ UNESCO


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