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Berber languages

Afro-Asiatic - Berber

The Berber languages are mainly spoken in Morocco and Algeria. A very sparse population extends into the whole Sahara and the northern part of the Sahel. They belong to Afro-Asiatic languages phylum.

Among the Berber languages are Rif-Berber or Riffi (Northern Morocco), Kabyl (Algeria) and Tamazight, spoken by the Imazighen (lit. 'noblemen') from Algeria and Tunisia. Tamazight was an oral language only, until the end of the 20th century, when a written alphabet was construed.

The Berber languages are subdivided in

See also: Berber