Atlas languages

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Atlas languages
Atlas Mountains, Souss
Linguistic classificationAfro-Asiatic

The Atlas languages 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 (use in everyday's communication) in 2004[3]


  1. ^ a b Maarten Kossmann, "Berber subclassification (preliminary version)", Leiden (2011)
  2. ^ a b Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Atlas Berber". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Maaroufi, Youssef. "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat 2004".