Tamahaq is a Northern Berber language in southern Algeria, western Libya and northern Niger. There are about 80,000 speakers of Tamahaq, which is also known as Tahaggart Tamahaq, Tamahaq Tahaggart, Tamachek, Tamashekin, Tomachek, Touareg, Tourage or Tuareg.

The main dialects of Tamahaq are Tahaggart, which is spoken in the Ahaggar Mountains in southern Algeria; Ajjer, which is spoken in western Libya and eastern Algeria; and Ghat, which is spoken in southeast Algeria and Ghat in southwest Libya.

Tamahaq is closely related to Tuareg Berber languages such as Tamajaq and Tamasheq.

Tamahaq alphabet

This is the official alphabet for Tamahaq in Niger and it was adopted in 1999.

Tamahaq alphabet as used in Niger

Download an alphabet chart for Tamahaq (Excel)

Details provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample videos in Tamahaq

Information about Tamahaq | Numbers


Information about Tamahaq

Berber languages

Ancient Berber, Ghadamès, Ghomara, Guanche, Kabyle, Riffian, Shilha (Tashelhit), Shawiya, Shenwa, Siwi, Tamahaq, Tamasheq, Tamazight, Tawallammat Tamajaq, Tayart Tamajeq, Zenaga, Zuwara Berber

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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