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Extinct: no
Family: Afro-Asiatic
Branch: Berber
Continent: Africa
Country: Morocco, Algeria
 
Region: Atlas: Middle Atlas, High Atlas, eastern High Atlas Mountains. 1,200,000 in rural areas between Taza, Khemisset, Azilal, Errachidia; 100,000 outside the language area. Also spoken in Algeria, France. Algeria: Western Algeria mountain area of Atlas and adjacent valleys to Taza, in the vicinity of Rabat, south near the Moroccan border.
Countries Where Spoken: Morocco, Algeria, France
Countries Where Official: Morocco
   
Native Speakers: 3,000,000
Speakers Total: 3,150,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Tamazight at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Tamazight at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Tamazight: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Tamazight: 0
  
Three Letter Code: TZM
Alternative Names: CENTRAL SHILHA, MIDDLE ATLAS BERBER, SHILHA, TOUGOURT, TOUGGOURT, TUGURT, TIDIKELT, TIT
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Summary: Atlas: 65% live in rural areas, 10% live outside the traditional area. VSO (for Berber). Algeria: 'Berber' is the name of the people. Muslim.
 

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