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Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken

A language of Algeria

ISO 639-3aao

Population  100,000 in Algeria (1996). Population total all countries: 130,550.
Region  Morocco border along Atlas Mountains, northeast to Medea (south of Algiers), southeast to Righ Wadi, south as far as Plateau du Tademait; some in Tamanrasset town. Also in Egypt, Niger, United States.
Language map  Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara
Alternate names   Saharan Arabic, Tamanghasset Arabic, Tamanrasset Arabic
Dialects  Structurally distinct from other Arabic.
Classification  Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara] (Saudi Arabia).

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Language name   Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken
Population  10,000 in Niger (1998).
Region  Northwest, Agadez area.
Language maps  Niger
Language use  Also use Tamajaq [thz].
Comments  Originally from Algeria. Muslim.
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