https://www.duolingo.com/med-ben

Tamaziɣt is becoming an official language in Algeria :)

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Tamazight (berber language) is family of similar and closely related languages spoken in North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya ...)

The Tifinagh alphabet : Tifinagh

Tamazight in Tamazight :)

Tamazight

Tamazight in North Africa : North Africa

Berbers or Imazighen are an ethnic group indigenous to North Africa.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
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It should always be like that, strange they haven't done that yet... But I think that they've just done that in Morocco some time ago too - it is available lately in schools and tv

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/med-ben
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Yes agree, but better late than never

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
sbelhh
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Exactly, even though I don't speak it, I still think it is strange it took so long

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza
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I would like it if they do the same in Tunisia. But the Berber community in Algeria is more important than the one in Tunisia (in term of size)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
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Are there more Tunisians who are italian/french etc. than berber? I've heard that they aren't so many arabs there

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
sbelhh
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.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza
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Yeah. My family is from Turkish and Italian descent. Some of my tunisians friends are from French descent. Even if we identify as arabs, I disagree. There is a lot of diversity in the country. I prefer when people tell me I am Tunisian rather arab. I hate it when people call us arabs before calling us Tunisian.

I guess that you are from Morocco ? How do you feel about that ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

Wow, that's a really cool alphabet!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/med-ben
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It can also be written in Latin Alphabet

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taloua
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Yes, it becomes more important in Morocco as well that I cannot watch Tv because Amazigh programs prevail lately !

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
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hahahahaahaha :p tooo bad :p

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taloua
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Hahaa, Yes! xD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/med-ben
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Yeah in Morocco there are more Amazigh people (60%)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
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Most of us are from different backgrounds, also berbers don't all look the same here....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/med-ben
med-ben
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Yes you're right ;) (diversity is wealth) :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sbelhh
sbelhh
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and health! It should be really healthy to be very "mixed"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb
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Nah, my dad is Belgian and my mom is half Egyptian and half Japanese. I don't feel more healthy than others. :p

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taloua
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Most of my colleagues are Amazigh. They always speak it, I just keep looking at them without catching one single word ! :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/med-ben
med-ben
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Just learn some [ Azul = Hello ] :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/doktorkampi
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So goo to hear that!!! Where is official right now? What kind of status has in other regions or countries? Is it taught as the only or the most used language in schools?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/med-ben
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Official in Morocco & Algeria, and taught as optional second language i think (in Algeria) hope that will change

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/doktorkampi
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I hope so. It is hard to do this when the powers of a state do not share this love for languages and culture diversity.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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Tamazight is a language I would be very interested in learning!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PfifltriggPi
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Huzzah for Berber languages! I have always wanted to learn one.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224
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I assume by Tamazight, they mean Kabyle specifically?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/med-ben
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Not specifically Kabyle, Tamazight is like an academic version, and Kabyle, Chaoui ... are spoken versions of everyday life

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/med-ben
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Note also that the spoken Algerian Arabic is also very different from the Modern Standard Arabic taught in school

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
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I'd love to learn Tamazight. There are quite some speakers in my country.

(I know someone whose last name is Znati. Might that be related to the name of the language Tamazight-Zenati, northern Morocco?)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ArdeJohnson

I really, really want to learn Tamaziɣt as soon as I'm at a good level with French. Tarifiyt Riffian to be exact. It's been impossible to find any learning material.

Do you know of any?

Otherwise I'll have to settle for MSA and Moroccan Arabic. :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Q_Q
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Are you using the Arabic alphabet as well?

2 years ago
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