Sanhaja de Srair language

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Not to be confused with Zenaga language.
Sanhaja de Srair
Tasenhajit, Tamazight
Native to Morocco
Region Rif
Native speakers
50,000  (2013)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sjs
Glottolog senh1238[3]
Map of Little Sanhaja

The language of the Senhaja de Srair ('Senhaja of Srair') is a Northern Berber language spoken in the southern part of the Moroccan Rif, in the area known as "Little Sanhaja".

It belongs –despite location– to the Atlas languages family[2] and is influenced by the neighboring Riffian language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sanhaja de Srair at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ a b Lameen Souag, 2004: "Senhaja de Srair is not Zenati, but rather Atlas, belonging (despite location) with Middle Atlas Tamazight."[1]
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Senhaja De Srair". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Peter Behnstedt, "La frontera entre el bereber y el árabe en el Rif", Estudios de dialectología norteafricana y andalusí vol. 6, 2002.
  • Esteban Ibañez, Diccionario español-senhayi (dialecto beraber de Senhaya de Srair), 1959.
  • A. Renisio, Études sur les dialectes berbères des Beni Iznassen, du Rif et des Senhaja de Sraïr. Grammaire, textes et lexique. PIHEM, vol. 12. Paris 1932.