Subject areas for this language


Language Features

Alternate names
Tamashekin, Timbuktu, Tomacheck, Tuareg, Kidal, Kidal Tamasheq, Tamachen ("Tuareg")
Tadghaq, Timbuktu, Tadhaq (Kidal, Tanaslamt, Tombouctou)
Included in macrolanguage
Tamashek [tmh]
OpenType tag

Information from ISO 639-3 and the  Ethnologue. Only a limited amount is shown here. For more detail consult the  Ethnologue entry for Tamasheq.

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Writing systems for this language


Entries for this language

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Title Subject Area
DejaVu Fonts Fonts & Keyboards
Keyman Desktop keyboards for Tamasheq Fonts & Keyboards
Uppercase and lowercase eng Symbols & Characters


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Sources for this language

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Title Type
Alphabets of Africa book
Ethnologue entry for Tamasheq - Ethnologue web page
Glottolog entry for Tamasheq - Glottolog/Langdoc web page
ISO 639-3 page for Tamasheq - ISO 639-3 web page
MultiTree entry for Tamasheq - MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships web page
OLAC resources for Tamasheq - Open Language Archives Community web page
SIL Archive for Tamasheq - SIL Language and Culture Archives web page
UNESCO Endangered Languages Atlas page for Tamasheq [taq] - UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger web page
Writing Tuareg — the three script options journal article


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