Beni Snous dialect

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Beni Snous
Native to Algeria
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguist list
Glottolog None

Beni Snous is a dialect of Riffian Berber spoken near Tlemcen in Algeria.[1][2]

Only a few elderly people in the region still speak it. Most of the Beni Snous have shifted to the Arabic language.[3]



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  1. ^ Souag, Lameen (2009-03-19). "Beni-Snous: Two unrelated phonetic forms for every noun?". Jabal al-Lughat. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  2. ^ Ilahiane, Hsain (2006). Historical dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen). Rowman & Littlefield. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-8108-5452-9. 
  3. ^ Souag, Lameen; Kherbache, Fatma (9 June 2014). "Syntactically conditioned code-switching? The syntax of numerals in Beni-Snous Berber". International Journal of Bilingualism. SAGE. 18 (4). doi:10.1177/1367006914536002. ISSN 1756-6878.