|Native to||Mali, Burkina Faso|
|(280,000 cited 1991–2000)|
The Tamasheq language is a variety of the Tuareg languages. It is spoken by the Tuareg people, principally in the Timbuktu area. There are two divergent dialects: Timbuktu (Tombouctou, Tanaslamt) and Tadghaq (Kidal) in Mali.
Tamasheq as spoken in northeastern Burkina Faso is similar.
The name Tamasheq is sometimes applied to the Tuareg languages in general.
- Tamasheq at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tamasheq". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- David Sudlow, 2001, The Tamasheq of Nord-East Burkina Faso: Notes on grammar and syntax including a key vocabulary, Köln, Rüdiger Köppe Verlag
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