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The Mzab–Wargla languages
Mzab–Wargla languages
or Northern Saharan oasis dialects are a dialect cluster of the Zenati languages, within the Northern Berber subbranch. They are spoken in scattered oases of Algeria
Algeria
and Morocco. Subclassification[edit]

Kossmann (2013)

Marteen Kossmann (2013) listed six "Northern Saharan oasis" dialects:[2]

South Oranie and Figuig Gurara Tuwat-Tidikelt Mzab Wargla Wad Righ (Tugurt)

Ethnologue
Ethnologue
(2009)

In Ethnologue
Ethnologue
XVI (2009), the "Mzab–Wargla" languages are listed as:

Tagargrent (Wargli) Temacine Tamazight (Tugurt) Taznatit ("Zenati": Gurara, Tuwat and South Oran) Tumzabt (Mozabite)

Unlike Kossmann, Ethnologue
Ethnologue
considers the Berber dialect spoken in Tidikelt as a separate branch of the Zenati group, distinct from Tuwat.

Blench & Dendo (2006)

Roger Blench and Mallam Dendo (2006) listed eight varieties:[3]

Gurara Mzab, Ghardaia (Mozabite) Wargla Tugurt Seghrušen Figuig Senhaja Iznacen

However, Senhaja is actually an Atlas language. Linguistic maps[edit]

Mzab, Wargla and Wad Righ

Gourara

South Oranie and Figuig

References[edit]

^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mozabite–Wargla". Glottolog
Glottolog
3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.  ^ M. Kossmann, The Arabic Influence on Northern Berber, pp.23-24 (Brill, 2013) ^ AA list, Blench & Dendo, ms, 2006

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Berber languages

Languages

Historical

Proto-Berber†,R

Guanche

Guanche†

Eastern

Awjila Fezzan

Foqaha Sokna Tmessa

Ghadamès Jaghbub† Kufra Nafusi

Jadu Nalut Wazzin Yefren

Siwa

Northern

Zenati

Eastern Middle AtlasTA

Seghrouchen Warayn

Northern Saharan

Gurara Mozabite South Oranie and Figuig Tidikelt Tuwat Wad Righ Wargla

Riffian

Central Riffian Eastern Moroccan Iznasen Snouss Western Riffian

Shawiya Tunisian-ZuwaraTE

Jerba Matmata Sened† Tataouine Zuwara

Western Algerian

Gouraya Shelif Shenwa

Non-Zenati

Atlas languages

Central Atlas Gharb† Ghomara Judeo-Berber Sanhaja de Srayr Shilha

Kabyle

Central-Eastern Central-Western Eastern Western

Standardized

Moroccan Berber

Tuareg

Tamahaq Tamashek Tawellemmet Tayart

Southwestern

Tetserret Zenaga

Orthography

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AAAL (Algeria) HCA (Algeria) IRCAM (Morocco) DNAFLA (Mali) CRB (France)

NGOs

Berber Academy World Amazigh Congress

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