Central Atlas Tamazight

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Central Atlas Tamazight
Tamaziġt
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Native to Morocco
France
Region Central Morocco – Middle Atlas
Native speakers 3 million  (1998)[1]
2.6 million (In Morocco only - 2004 census)[2]
Language family
Afro-Asiatic
Writing system Tifinagh, Latin, Arabic
Official status
Regulated by IRCAM
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tzm
Central Atlas Tamazight - EN.PNG
     Location of Central Atlas Tamazight speakersCentral Atlas Tamazight speakers are mostly distributed in a large, contiguous area in central Morocco.

Central Atlas Tamazight (also known as Central Morocco Tamazight, Middle Atlas Tamazight, Tamazight, Central Shilha, and, rarely, Braber) is a Berber language. It is of the Afro-Asiatic language family, spoken by 3 to 5 million people in Central Morocco, as well as by smaller communities in France and elsewhere. It is an official language of Morocco.

Central Atlas Tamazight is one of the four most-spoken Berber languages. The other ones are Kabyle, Shilha, and Riff.

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