|Imragen / ⵉⵎⵔⴰⴳⴻⵏ|
|Region||Cape Timiris to Nouadhibou|
|Glottolog||(ISO distinction is spurious)
Imraguen (Imragen, ⵉⵎⵔⴰⴳⴻⵏ) is a language variety spoken by several hundred members of an Imraguen fishing tribe in the Banc d'Arguin National Park on the Atlantic coast of Mauritania. According to Gerteiny (1967), it is "a strange version of Hassaniyya restructured on an Azêr base"; Hassaniyya is an Arabic dialect and Azer is a Soninke dialect. According to Fortier (2004), the Imraguen speak the same language as the Nemadi, Hassaniyya. Younger generations are shifting to more standard Hassaniyya.
The name "Imraguen" itself is a Berber word imragen meaning "fishermen".
- Alfred G. Gerteiny 1967, Mauritania. Frederic A. Praeger.
- Corinne Fortier, Spring 2004. AU MIROIR DE L'AUTRE: Chasseurs (Némadi) et pêcheurs (Imraguen) dans un monde de pasteurs nomades (Mauritanie) in Figures Sahariennes no. 7. [archived]
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