Mozabite language

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Mozabite
تومزابت
Tumẓabt
Native to Algeria
Region M'zab (wilaya of Ghardaïa)
Ethnicity Mozabite
Native speakers
150,000  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mzb
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Berber-speaking areas of the Mzab, Ouargla, and Oued Righ

Mozabite, or Tumẓabt, is a dialect of the Berber language spoken by the Mozabites, an Ibadi group inhabiting the seven cities of the M'zab in the northern Saharan Algeria. It is also spoken by small numbers of Mozabite emigrants in the cities of Algeria and elsewhere. It is very closely related to the nearby Berber dialects of Ouargla, Oued Righ and the more distant Gourara.

Bibliography[edit]

  • ابراهيم و بكير عبد السلام. الوجيز في قواعد الكتابة و النحو للغة الأمازيغية "المزابية". المطبعة العرببة: غرداية 1996.
  • Delheure, Jean. Aǧraw n Yiwalen Tumẓabt d-Tefṛansist = Dictionnaire Mozabite–Francais. SELAF:Paris 1984.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mozabite at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)

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