Tamasheq is a Berber language spoken by the Turaeg people in Mali, mainly around Tumbuktu, and also in the Kidal and Gao regions. There are also Tamasheq speakers in the northeast of Burkina Faso. In 2014 there were about 500,000 speakers of Tamasheq
Tamasheq has two main dialects in Mali: Timbuktu (Tombouctou, Tanaslamt) and Tadghaq (Kidal). The name Tamasheq is used to refer to all the Tuareg languages.
Tamasheq is a recognized language in Mali, and the language is used to some extent in schools and the media.
This is the official alphabet for Tamasheq in Mali. It was adopted in 1967 and modified in 1982.
Information about Tamasheq
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