Tuwat language

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Native to Algeria
Region Tuat
Native speakers
unknown (undated figure of dying out)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 grr (included)
Glottolog toua1238[2]

Tuwat (Touat) is the Zenati Berber language of a number of villages in the Tuat region of Algeria, notably Tamentit (where it was already practically extinct by 1985[3]) and Tittaf, to the south of Gurara Berber. Ethnologue 16 considers them a single language, "Zenati", but Blench (2006) classifies Gurara as a dialect of Mzab–Wargla, and Tuwat as a dialect of the Riff cluster.


  1. ^ Tuwat at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Touat". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Anonymous, "Le dernier document en berbère de Tamentit", Awal 1 (1985)