Zuwara Berber is a member of the East Zenati branch of the Northern Berber languages. It is spoken in the city of Zuwara in the Tripoloitania region of northwestern Libya. In Ethnologue it is classified as a dialect of Nafusi (Shilha), an East Zenati language spoken in Libya and Tunisia by about 278,000 people (in 2016).
Zuwara Berber is also known as Zuara Zouara, Zuraa, Zuwarah or Zwara. Its speakers call it Mázigh (Maziɣ / ⵎⴰⵣⵉⵗ) or Twillult (ⵝⵡⵉⵍⵍⵓⵍⵝ) by its speakers.
Zuwara Berber can be written with the Arabic, Latin or Tifinagh scripts.
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Information about the Zuwara Berber language
Ancient Berber, Ghadamès, Ghomara, Guanche, Kabyle, Riffian, Shilha (Tashelhit), Shawiya, Shenwa, Siwi, Tamahaq, Tamasheq, Tamazight, Tawallammat Tamajaq, Tayart Tamajeq, Zenaga, Zuwara Berber
Languages written with the Latin alphabet
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