Tamasheq is a variety of the Tuareg languages principally spoken in the area around Timbuktu. 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)
- ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tamasheq". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- ^ David Sudlow, 2001, The Tamasheq of Nord-East Burkina Faso: Notes on grammar and syntax including a key vocabulary, Köln, Rüdiger Köppe Verlag