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Central Atlas Tamazight
Native toMorocco
RegionCentral Morocco – Middle Atlas
Native speakers3 million  (1998)[1]
2.6 million (In Morocco only - 2004 census)[2]
Language family
Writing systemTifinagh, Latin, Arabic
Official status
Regulated byIRCAM
Language codes
ISO 639-3tzm
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     Location of Central Atlas Tamazight speakersCentral Atlas Tamazight speakers are mostly distributed in a large, contiguous area in central Morocco.

Central Atlas Tamazight [3] is a Berber language. It is of the Afro-Asiatic language family. it is spoken by 3 to 5 million people in Central Morocco, and by smaller communities in France and elsewhere. It is an official language of Morocco.

Central Atlas Tamazight is one of the four most-spoken Berber languages. The other ones are Kabyle, Shilha, and Riff.


  1. "Tamazight, Central Atlas". SIL International. n.d. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  2. "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat 2004". Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  3. also known as Central Morocco Tamazight, Middle Atlas Tamazight, Tamazight, Central Shilha, and, rarely, Braber