Sanhaja de Srair language

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Not to be confused with Zenaga language.
Sanhaja de Srair
Tasenhajit, Tamazight
Native to Morocco
Region Rif
Native speakers
50,000 (2013)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sjs
Glottolog senh1238[3]
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Senhaja de Srair (Senhaja of Srair) is a Northern Berber language. It is spoken by the Sanhaja Berbers inhabiting the southern part of the Moroccan Rif, in the area known as "Little Sanhaja".

Despite its speech area, the Sanhaja language belongs to the Atlas branch of Berber.[2] It has also been influenced by the neighboring Riffian language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sanhaja de Srair at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ a b Lameen Souag, 2004: "Senhaja de Srair is not Zenati, but rather Atlas, belonging (despite location) with Middle Atlas Tamazight."
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Senhaja De Srair". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Peter Behnstedt, "La frontera entre el bereber y el árabe en el Rif", Estudios de dialectología norteafricana y andalusí vol. 6, 2002.
  • Esteban Ibañez, Diccionario español-senhayi (dialecto beraber de Senhaya de Srair), 1959.
  • A. Renisio, Études sur les dialectes berbères des Beni Iznassen, du Rif et des Senhaja de Sraïr. Grammaire, textes et lexique. PIHEM, vol. 12. Paris 1932.