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Algerian Saharan Arabic (also known as Saharan Arabic, Tamanrasset Arabic, Tamanghasset Arabic) is a structurally distinct variety of Arabic spoken by an estimated 100,000 people in Algeria, predominantly along the Moroccan border with the Atlas Mountains. It is also spoken by about 10,000 people in neighbouring regions of Niger and Mali.

Algerian Saharan Arabic
Native toAlgeria, Niger, Mali
Native speakers
ca. 110,000 (1996–1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3aao
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See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Algerian Saharan Arabic at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Algerian Saharan Arabic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.