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Adding up the population according to the official census of of the Berber-speaking regions as shown on a map from the CIA results in at least 10 million speakers, not counting the numerous Berber population which lives outside these regions in the bigger cities. The implied tree is:. The Berber languages , also known as Berber or the Amazigh languages  Berber name: Berber-speaking populations are dominant in the coloured areas of modern-day North Africa. They were first written in the Libyco-Berber abjad , which is still used today by the Tuareg in the form of Tifinagh. Kabyle language edition of Wikipedia , the free encyclopedia. The other areas of North Africa contain minority Berber-speaking populations.
Archived from the original on April 20, Look up Berber in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. It is not clear, however, whether he means “speakers of Berber languages” or “people of Berber descent”. The division of Moroccan Berber languages into three groups, as used by Ethnologue, is common in linguistic publications, but is significantly complicated by the presence of local differences: Classical Modern Standard Maltese. A survey included in the official Moroccan census of and published by several Moroccan newspapers gave the following figures:
Archived from the original PDF on Blench notes that Berber fklm considerably different from other Afroasiatic branches, but modern-day Berber languages display low internal diversity. Berber-speaking populations are dominant in the coloured areas of modern-day North Africa.
In other Berber-speaking areas, this name was lost. Some other Berber writers, especially in Morocco, prefer to refer to Berber with Amazigh when writing about it in Tamazrit or English. They comprise a group of closely related languages spoken by the Berberswho are indigenous to North Africa.
Retrieved June taamazirt, The second form of the plural is known as the “broken plural”. The feminine Tamazight traditionally referred specifically to the Riffian and Central Atlas Tamazight languages.
The Berber languagesalso known as Berber or the Amazigh languages  Berber name: One group, the Linguasphere Observatoryhas attempted to introduce the neologism “Tamazic languages” to refer to the Berber languages. The bulk of the populations of the Maghreb countries are considered to have Berber ancestors.
Tifinagh, the Arabic script, and the Berber Latin tamazirf. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. A number of extinct populations are believed to have spoken Afro-Asiatic languages of the Berber branch.
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It involves only a change in the vowels of the word:. Traditionally, the term Tamazight in various forms: The various classifications differ primarily in what they consider to be Eastern Berber, and in how many varieties they recognise as distinct languages. Morocco is a country with several competing linguistically different languages, including French, Modern Standard ArabicMoroccan Arabic and Amazigh.
Migeod pointed to strong resemblances between Berber and Hausa in such words and phrases as these: A survey included in the official Moroccan census of and published by several Moroccan newspapers gave the following figures: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikivoyage. ThamazighthTamasheqTamajaqTamahaq was used by many Berber groups to refer to the language they spoke, including the Middle Atlasthe Riffiansthe Sened in Tunisia and the Tuareg.
The primary difficulty of subclassification, however, lies in the eastern Berber languages, where there is little agreement. While the masculine is unmarked, the feminine also used to form diminutives and singulativeslike an ear of wheat is marked with the circumfix t Retrieved 27 December A listing of the other Berber languages is complicated by their closeness; there is little distinction between language and dialect.
The other areas of North Africa contain minority Berber-speaking populations. Much the same can be said of the language, sometimes called ” Numidian “, used in the Libyan or Libyco-Berber inscriptions around the turn of the Common Era, whose alphabet is the ancestor of Tifinagh. Reconciling archaeological and linguistic evidence for Berber prehistory. The constitution of Morocco makes “Amazigh” an official language alongside Arabic. Languages of the World, sixteenth edition.
Other Berber languages spoken in Algeria include: Following the spread of Islamsome Berber scholars also utilised the Arabic script.
Berber languages have two types of number: The third type of plural is a mixed form: Archived from the original on June 22, Languages of the Maghreb. Moroccan Berber Algerian Berber.
Retrieved June 28, Roger Blench  suggests that Proto-Berber speakers had spread from the Nile River valley to North Africa 4, years ago due to the spread of pastoralism, and experienced intense language leveling about 2, years ago as the Roman Empire was expanding in North Africa.
Look up Berber 203 Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Later, between about CE and CE, they were written in the Arabic scriptand since the 20th century they have been written in the Berber Latin alphabetespecially among the Kabyle and Fikm communities of Morocco and Algeria. This article contains Tifinagh text. However, other terms were used by other groups; fiom instance, some Berber populations of Algeria called their language Taznatit Zenati or Shelhawhile the Kabyles called theirs Taqbaylitand the inhabitants of the Siwa Oasis called their language Siwi.
The Origins and Development of African Livestock: Although regional councils in Libya’s Nafusa Mountains affiliated with tamszirt National Transitional Council reportedly use the Berber language of Nafusi and have called for it to be granted co-official status with Arabic in a prospective new constitution,   it does not have official status in Libya as in Morocco and Algeria.