Tugurt language

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Oued Righ Berber
تاشلحيت Tašəlḥit
Native to Algeria
Region Oued Righ (wilaya of Ouargla)
Native speakers
6,000 (1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tjo
Glottolog tema1243[2]
Mzab-Wargla Berberophone areas.PNG
Berber-speaking areas of the Mzab, Ouargla, and Oued Righ

Tugurt, also known as Oued Righ Berber and Temacine Tamazight, is a Zenati Berber variety spoken in some of the oases of the northeastern Oued Righ region around Touggourt in Algeria. As of 1893, it was spoken in Temacine, Blidet-Amor, Meggarine and Ghomra.[3] The only published study of it is Basset (1893).[3] Tugurt is closely related to nearby Tumzabt (Mozabite) and Teggargrent.


  1. Tugurt at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Temacine Tamazight". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 René Basset, 1893, Etude sur la Zenatia du Mzab, de Ouargla et de l'Oued-Rir', p. 12. Paris: Ernest Leroux.