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Tamashek

Line breaks: Tama|shek
Pronunciation: /ˈtaməʃɛk
 
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Definition of Tamashek in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The dialect of Berber spoken by the Tuareg, sometimes regarded as a separate language.
Example sentences
  • Walking 12 hours a day, eating the odd sheep, and learning the rudiments of Tamashek, the language of the Tuareg, he finally gets to grips with the heart and soul of the desert.
  • Tamashek is spoken in several sets of dialects, the most prominent ones being Northern and Southern.
  • Touaregs, or the Kel Tamashek (people who speak Tamashek), are the nomadic tribe of the Saharan desert, scattered among Algeria, Mali and Niger.

Origin

the name in Berber.

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