Tuareg fowk

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Tuareg
Kel Tamasheq
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Tot population
c. 2.5 million[1]
Regions wi signeeficant populations
Leids
Tuareg leids (Tamasheq, Tamajeq, Tafaghist, Tamahaq, Tawellemmet)
Releegion
Islam
Relatit ethnic groups
Ither Berbers

The Tuareg fowk (an aa spelled Twareg or Touareg; endonym Kel Tamasheq, Kel Tagelmust[5]) are a lairge Berber ethnic confederation. Thay principally inhaibit the Sahara desert, in a vast aurie stretchin frae far soothwastren Libie tae soothren Algeria, Niger, Mali an Burkina Faso.[5] Tradeetionally nomadic pastoralists, smaw groups o Tuareg are an aa foond in northren Nigerie.[6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Lewis, M. Paul (ed.), 2009. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/.
  2. "The World Factbook". Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2016-10-08. , Niger: 11% of 18.6 million
  3. Pascal James Imperato; Gavin H. Imperato (2008). Historical Dictionary of Mali. Scarecrow. p. lxxvii. ISBN 978-0-8108-6402-3. , Tuarag: 3% [of total Mali's 17.1 million population]
  4. https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15607/UV
  5. 5.0 5.1 Shoup III, John A. (2011). Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East. ABC-CLIO. p. 295. ISBN 159884363X. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  6. "The total Tuareg population is well above one million individuals." Keith Brown, Sarah Ogilvie, Concise encyclopedia of languages of the world, Elsevier, 2008, ISBN 9780080877747, p. 152.