|Native to||ancient Numidia and ancient Africa|
|Region||Limited to the islands|
|Era||fl. ca. 200 BCE|
|Libyco-Berber script (Proto-Tifinagh)|
The language is scarcely attested and can be confidently identified only as belonging to the Afroasiatic family. As the Maesulians were ethnically Berber, it is supposed that East Numidian was therefore a Berber language. The Berber branch of Afro-Asiatic is sometimes called Numidian-Berber since it is not certain whether East Numidian would fall within the modern Berber languages or form a sister branch to them. Indeed, it is widely supposed that it constitutes a group of its own, as there is no trace of the noun-case system shared by the modern Berber languages. However, Proto-Berber is theorized to have no grammatical case either.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Numidian". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Aikhenvald & Militarev, 1991. 'Livijsko-guanchskie jazyki', Jazyki Azii i Afriki, vol. 4, pp. 148–266.