Tamasheq language

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Tamasheq
Tafaghist
Native to Mali, Burkina Faso
Region Sahara
Native speakers
unknown (280,000 cited 1991–2000)[1]
Afro-Asiatic
Dialects
Timbuktu (Tanaslamt)
Kidal (Tadghaq)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 taq
Glottolog tama1365[2]

Tamasheq 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.[3]

The name Tamasheq is sometimes applied to the Tuareg languages in general.

References

  1. Tamasheq at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tamasheq". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 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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