Synonyms for tamajaq or Related words with tamajaq
Examples of "tamajaq"
Tuareg - Tamahaq,
, Tamasheq, or ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵌⴰⵆ
Tamust means "the nation" in
, the language of the Tuareg.
Tamust or Temoust, is the sense of common identity for the millions of Kel
, Tuareg. It is the word used to name the people, given the fact it encompass all the groups, and chiefdoms. The main cement of Tamust, the Tuareg community is
; their language and a particularly uniform culture, traditions, customs mostly similar from region to region both in West-Africa and North-Africa part the Tuareg cultural community.
Timidria was formed in 1991 and the name means 'solidarity' in
. Niger's government denies the existence of slavery in the country, but international human rights organizations estimate the number of slaves in Niger at approximately 40,000.
The Dawsahak language, Tadaksahak (also "Daoussahak, Dausahaq," and other spellings) is a Songhay language spoken by the pastoralist Idaksahak of the Ménaka area of Mali. Its phonology, verb morphology, and vocabulary has been strongly influenced by the neighboring Tuareg languages, Tamasheq and
Tuareg (), also known as "Tamasheq" (), "
", or "Tamahaq", and in Tifinagh, is a Berber language, or a family of very closely related languages and dialects, spoken by the Tuareg Berbers, in large parts of Mali, Niger, Algeria, Libya, and Burkina Faso, with a few speakers, the "Kinnin", in Chad.
Tamahaq is the only known Northern Tuareg language spoken in Algeria, western Libya, and northern Niger. It varies little from the Southern Tuareg Berber languages of Ayr, Azawagh and Adagh. The differences mostly consist of sound substitutions, such as Tamahaq instead of
Different dialects have slightly different consonant inventories. Some of these differences can be diachronically accounted for. For example, Proto-Berber "*h" is mostly lost in Ayer Tuareg, while it is maintained in almost every position in Mali Tuareg. The Iwellemmeden and Ahaggar Tuareg dialects are midway between these positions. The Proto-Berber consonant "*z" comes out differently in different dialects, a development that is to some degree reflected in the dialect names. It is realized as "h" in Tamahaq (Tahaggart), as "š" in Tamasheq and as simple "z" in the
dialects Tawallammat and Tayart. In the latter two, "*z" is realised as "ž" before palatal vowels, explaining the form "
". In Tawallammat and especially Tayart, this kind of palatalization actually does not confine itself to "z". In these dialects, dentals in general are palatalized before and . For example, "tidət" is pronounced in Tayart.
The main social movement dedicated to the issue of slavery and post-slave discrimination in Niger is Timidria, a non-governmental organization founded by Ilguilas Weila and other intellectuals on 15 May 1991. Its name means fraternity or solidarity in
. The organization holds regular congresses and organizes a host of different events to raise prominence to the issue of slavery in Niger and fight for its eradication.
...the Igdalen and the Iberogan have for many purposes been treated as one group, and their speech forms are closely related. Nicolaï uses "tihishit" as a common designator for these two speech forms...; however, this term is ambiguous. "Tihishit" is a term of
origin meaning "the language of the blacks". The Igdalen and Iberogan used it to refer to all Northern Songhay speech forms.
The Dawsahak people, "Idaksahak" (var.: "Daoussahak", "Dahoussahak", "Dausahaq, Daosahaq, Daoussahaq, Daoussak, Dawsahaq") are pastoralist Berbers centered on Menaka and Inékar town in Menaka Cercle and Talataye in Ansongo Cercle of the Gao Region of northeastern Mali. They speak the Northern Songhai language "Tadaksahak". Many also speak Western Tawallammat
language, the Tuareg language of southern Gao. "Daoussahak" appears to be the most common transliteration of the collective name among French and English academics.
The Tuareg traditionally speak the Tuareg languages, also known as "Tamasheq", "Tamachen", "Tamashekin", "Tomacheck" and "Kidal". These tongues belong to the Berber branch of the Afro-Asiatic family. According to "Ethnologue", there are an estimated 1.2 million Tuareg speakers. Around half this number consists of speakers of the Eastern dialect ("
", "Tawallammat"). The exact number of Tuareg speakers per territory is uncertain. The CIA estimates that the Tuareg population in Mali constitutes approximately 0.9% of the national population (~150,000), whereas about 3.5% of local inhabitants speak Tuareg (Tamacheq) as a primary language. In contrast, Imperato (2008) estimates that the Tuareg represent around 3% of Mali's population.
The term for a Tuareg man is "Amajagh" (variants: "Amashegh", "Amahagh"), the term for a woman "
" (variants: "Tamasheq", "Tamahaq", "Timajaghen"). Spellings of the appellation vary by Tuareg dialect. However, they all reflect the same linguistic root, expressing the notion of "freemen". As such, the endonym strictly refers only to the Tuareg nobility, not the artisanal client castes and the slaves. Two other Tuareg self-designations are "Kel Tamasheq" (Neo-Tifinagh), meaning "speakers of Tamasheq", and "Kel Tagelmust", meaning "veiled people" in allusion to the tagelmust garment that is traditionally worn by Tuareg men. The English exonym "Blue People" is similarly derived from the indigo color of the tagelmust veils and other clothing, which sometimes stains the skin underneath. Another term for the Tuareg is "Imuhagh" or "Imushagh", a cognate to the northern Berber self-name "Imazighen".
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