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.
This is the official alphabet for Tamahaq in Niger and it was adopted in 1999.
Details provided by Michael Peter Füstumum
Page last modified: 23.04.21
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