Tayart Tamajeq is a member of the Southern Tuareg branch of the Berber language family spoken in Niger by about 250,000 people. It is spoken mainly by the Tuareg people who live in the Aïr Mountains in the Agadez Region of northern Niger, particularly in the departments of Arlit and Tchirozerine. There are also speakers in the Zinder, Tahoua and Maradi regions of Niger.
Tayart Tamajeq is also known as Tayart, Air Tamajeq, Tayiṛt or Ayer Tuareg. It is closely related to Tawallammat Tamajaq (Tamagarast), and some sources classify these languages are dialects of Tamasheq.
Tayart Tamajeq it is taught in some primary schools, and used in literature and on the radio. It is written with Latin alphabet. There are also ways to write it with a version of the Tifinagh alphabet known as Shifinagh, and a version of the Arabic alphabet known as Innislamen.
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