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Zenaga

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Zenaga is a Berber language spoken by some 200 to 300 people between Mederdra[?] and the Atlantic coast in southern Mauritania. The language shares its basic structure with other berber languages, but specific details are very different.

The language is about to be extinct since its speakers do not teach it to their children. Those learn Hassaniyya[?], the dominant Arabic language of Mauritania.

The people speaking Zenaga are muslim bedouins. Racially the group is both black and white. The blacks are descendants of slaves that were captured centuries ago.

The ISO 639-2[?] code for Zenaga is: zen.



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