Tamasheq language

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Tamasheq
Tafaghist
Native to Mali, Burkina Faso
Region Sahara
Native speakers
280,000  (1991–2000)[1]
Afro-Asiatic
Dialects
Timbuktu (Tanaslamt)
Kidal (Tadghaq)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 taq
Glottolog tama1365[2]

Tamasheq is a variety of Tuareg principally spoken in the area around Timbuktu. There are two divergent dialects, Timbuktu (Tombouctou, Tanaslamt) and Tadghaq (Kidal).

The name Tamasheq is sometimes applied to the Tuareg languages in general.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tamasheq at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tamasheq". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.