Berber languages

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Berber
Tamaziɣt / Tamazight
Tamazight berber.svg
Ethnicity: Berber people (Imazighen)
Geographic
distribution:
North Africa, mainly Morocco and Algeria; smaller Berber-speaking populations in Libya, Mali, Niger, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Egypt and Mauritania.
Sizable communities of speakers in: Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Canada, and the United States.
Linguistic classification: Afro-Asiatic
  • Berber
Proto-language: Proto-Berber
Subdivisions:
ISO 639-2 and 639-5: ber
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Berber-speaking populations are dominant in the colored areas of modern-day North Africa. The other areas of North Africa contain minority Berber-speaking populations.

     Tarifit (Riffian)      Tamazight
        (Central Atlas)
     Tashelhit (Shilha)      Tuddungiyya (Zenaga)       Tuareg

     Tashenwit (Shenwa)      Taqbaylit (Kabyle)      Tacawit (Shawiya)      Tanfusit (Nafusi)      Other (Wargla,
        Mzab, Siwa, etc)

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The Berber languages / Tamazight are a group of closely related languages mainly spoken in Morocco and Algeria. Kabyle is a Berber language.

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