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Central Atlas Tamazight

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Central Atlas Tamazight
Native to Morocco
RegionCentral Morocco – Middle Atlas
Native speakers
(3 million cited 1998)[1]
2.6 million (In Morocco only - 2004 census)[2]
Tifinagh, Latin, Arabic
Official status
Regulated byIRCAM
Language codes
ISO 639-3tzm
  Location of Central Atlas Tamazight speakers
Central Atlas Tamazight speakers are mostly distributed in a large, contiguous area in central Morocco.
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Central Atlas Tamazight, also known as Central Morocco Tamazight [3] is a Berber language. It is of the Afro-Asiatic language family. it is spoken by 3 to 5 million people in Central Morocco, and 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tamazight, Central Atlas". SIL International. Archived from the original on April 14, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  2. "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat 2004". Hcp.ma. Archived from the original on 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  3. also known as Central Morocco Tamazight, Middle Atlas Tamazight, Tamazight, Central Shilha, and, rarely, Braber