Tumzabt Language

Tumzabt also known as Mozabite is a language spoken in Ghardaia province(Mzab region ) about 600 km south of Algerian capital Algiers by the Mozabites,berberians people.

It belongs to the Afro-aciantic berberians group of languages .

Tumzabt language has approximately 350,001 native speakers.

A person who speaks Tumzabt is known as mozabite.

Tumzabt is an official language in Algeria.

The language has 3 dialects; Mzab–Wargla, Afro-Asiatic Berber Northern Zenati Mzab–Wargla Mozabite and afroasiatic zenati.


The Tumzabt are Primarily Muslims with Ibadi Islamic beliefs. They're of Nomadic and semi-nomadic nature. They later built fortified homes and adapted to the hostile climate of the M'zab region, A part of the expansive Sahara desert in Algeria.

Approximately 350000 speakers speak Tumzabt. A few Mozabite emigrants also say it in other cities of Algeria, and about 6000 are believed to be in France, predominantly the almost extinct jew Mozabites.

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