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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

< 2,000

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Language Information By Source

Language Endangerment in Northern Africa
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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

< 2,000

Domains of Use

No data

Speaker Number Trends

No data

Transmission

No data

Speakers

Second-language speakers

No data

Semi-speakers

No data

Child speakers

No data

Young adult speakers

No data

Older adult speakers

No data

Elder Speakers

No data

Ethnic Population

2000

Non-monolingual speakers

No data

More about speakers

Few speakers

Year of info

2007

Location and Context

Countries

No data

Coordinates

No data

Location description

No data

Government support

Libya: Amazigh languages suppressed by Qaddafi

Institutional support

No data

Speakers’s attitudes

No data

Standard orthography

No data

Script (Writing system)

No data

Other writing systems

No data

More on writing systems

No data

Other languages used

No data

Domains of other languages

No data

More on context

No data

Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

~2,000

Domains of Use

No data

Speaker Number Trends

No data

Transmission

No data

Speakers

Second-language speakers

No data

Semi-speakers

No data

Child speakers

No data

Young adult speakers

No data

Older adult speakers

No data

Elder Speakers

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Ethnic Population

No data

Non-monolingual speakers

Most men

More about speakers

No data

Year of info

2007

Location and Context

Countries

No data

Coordinates

No data

Location description

No data

Government support

No data

Institutional support

No data

Speakers’s attitudes

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Standard orthography

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Script (Writing system)

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Other writing systems

No data

More on writing systems

No data

Other languages used

Arabic

Domains of other languages

No data

More on context

"Most men are bilingual in Awjilah and Arabic, but many women appear to speak only Awjilah."

Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

2000-3000

Domains of Use

No data

Speaker Number Trends

No data

Transmission

No data

Speakers

Second-language speakers

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Semi-speakers

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Child speakers

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Young adult speakers

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Older adult speakers

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Elder Speakers

No data

Ethnic Population

No data

Non-monolingual speakers

Males

More about speakers

"3000 According to Ethnologue, in 2000. Another source, www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Aujila, mentions 2000 speakers. No census has been carried out to determine the number of speakers."

Year of info

2010

Location and Context

Countries

Libya

Coordinates

26.6278,24.5214

Location description

"Awjila is spoken in the Oasis of Awjila from which it derives its name. It is also spoken in Cyrenaica, eastern Libya"

Government support

No data

Institutional support

No data

Speakers’s attitudes

No data

Standard orthography

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Script (Writing system)

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Other writing systems

"Awjila is spoken in the Oasis of Awjila from which it derives its name. It is also spoken in Cyrenaica, eastern Libya"

More on writing systems

No data

Other languages used

Arabic

Domains of other languages

No data

More on context

"Most female Awilja speakers are said to be still monolingual, while males are bilingual (Arabic)."

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Domains of Use

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Older adult speakers

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Elder Speakers

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Ethnic Population

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Non-monolingual speakers

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More about speakers

No data

Year of info

2012

Location and Context

Countries

No data

Coordinates

29.1081, 21.2869

Location description

No data

Government support

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Institutional support

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Speakers’s attitudes

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Standard orthography

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Script (Writing system)

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Other writing systems

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Other languages used

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Domains of other languages

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More on context

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  1. Language Endangerment in Northern Africa
    Brenzinger, Matthias. 2007. "Language Endangerment in Northern Africa." In Language Diversity Endangered, edited by Matthias Brenzinger. 123-139. Mouton de Gruyter.
  2. Africa
    Dimmendaal, Gerrit J. and F. K. Erhard Voeltz. 2007. "Africa." In Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages, edited by Christopher Moseley. Routledge.
  3. Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger
    Moseley, Christopher (ed.). 2010. Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger, 3rd edn. http://www.unesco.org/culture/en/endangeredlanguages/atlas. (03 June, 2011.)
    http://www.unesco.org/culture/en/endangeredlanguages/atlas
  4. Personal Communication
    Lameen Souag. 2012. "Personal Communication."