Atlas languages

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Atlas languages
Atlas Mountains, Souss
Linguistic classification: Afro-Asiatic
Glottolog: atla1275

The Atlas languages, or more exactly Moroccan Atlas, are a subgroup of the Northern Berber languages spoken in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. By mutual intelligibility, they are a single language spoken by perhaps 14 million people; however, they are distinct sociolinguistically and are considered separate languages by the Royal institute of the Amazigh culture. They are,[2][1]

Percent of Tashelhit speakers (use in everyday's communication) in 2004[3]
Percent of Central Tamazight speakers speakers (use in everyday's communication) in 2004[3]


  1. ^ a b Marteen Kossman, "Berber subclassification (preliminary version)", Leiden (2011)
  2. ^ Sebastian Nordhoff et al., "Atlas Berber", in: Glottolog 2.2, Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (2013)
  3. ^ a b