Mzab–Wargla languages

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Mzab–Wargla
Geographic
distribution
North Africa
Linguistic classificationAfro-Asiatic
Glottologmoza1250[1]
Map of Northern Saharan Berber dialects.PNG
Kossmann's "Northern Saharan oasis" dialects

The Mzab–Wargla languages or Northern Saharan oasis dialects are a dialect cluster of the Zenati languages, within the Northern Berber subbranch. They are spoken in scattered oases of Algeria and Morocco.

Subclassification[edit]

Kossmann (2013)

Maarten Kossmann (2013) listed six "Northern Saharan oasis" dialects:[2]

Ethnologue (2009)

In Ethnologue XVI (2009), the "Mzab–Wargla" languages are listed as:

Unlike Kossmann, Ethnologue considers the Berber dialect spoken in Tidikelt as a separate branch of the Zenati group, distinct from Tuwat.

Blench

Roger Blench (2006) listed eight varieties:[3]

However, Senhaja is actually an Atlas language.

Linguistic maps[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Northern Saharan Oasis Berber". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ M. Kossmann, The Arabic Influence on Northern Berber, pp.23-24 (Brill, 2013)
  3. ^ Blench, Roger M. (2006) "The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List". Cambridge: Mallam Dendo.