Tawellemmet language

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Native to Mali, Niger, Nigeria
Region Sahara
Native speakers
(640,000 cited 1991–1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ttq
Glottolog tawa1286[2]

The Tawellemmet language (Tawəlləmmət) is one of the Tuareg languages in the Berber branch of the Afroasiatic family. It is usually classed within Tamajeq. Tawellemmet is the language of the Iwellemmeden Tuareg peoples, spoken in Mali, Niger, and parts of northern Nigeria by approximately 670,000 people.

See also[edit]

List of African languages


  1. ^ Tawellemmet at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tawallammat Tamajaq". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.