Tugurt language

Tugurt, also known as Oued Righ Berber and Temacine Tamazight, is a Zenati Berber variety spoken in some of the oases of the northeastern Oued Righ region around Touggourt in Algeria. As of 1893, its main speech area was in Temacine, Blidet-Amor, Meggarine and Ghomra.[2] It is closely related to the nearby Tumzabt (Mozabite) and Teggargrent (Ouargli) languages.[citation needed]

Oued Righ Berber
تاشلحيت Tašəlḥit
Native toAlgeria
RegionOued Righ (wilaya of Ouargla)
Native speakers
(6,000 cited 1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3tjo
Mzab-Wargla Berberophone areas.PNG
Berber-speaking areas of the Mzab, Ouargla, and Oued Righ


  1. ^ Tugurt at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ René Basset, 1893, Etude sur la Zenatia du Mzab, de Ouargla et de l'Oued-Rir', p. 12. Paris: Ernest Leroux.