Hassaniya Arabic

Spoken language

Hassaniya Arabic

Hassānīya is a variety of Maghrebi Arabic. It was spoken by the Beni Ḥassān Bedouin tribes, who extended their authority over most of Mauritania and Morocco's southeastern and Western Sahara between the 15th and 17th centuries.

Writing system: Arabic alphabet 

Dialects: Nemadi; Imraguen 

Native speakers: (3.2 million cited 1991–2006) 

Language family: Semitic languages, Afroasiatic languages

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