Spoken L1 Language: Algerian Arabic

Comments on subclassification

Christophe Pereira 2011

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Arabic, Algerian (arq-arq) = 3 (Wider communication). De facto language of national identity. Brought to northern Algeria in the 7th century along with the Islam religion. Vernacular of wider communication by 1848 with 72% of the total Algerian population speakers. Mostly used in daily communication and in entertainment.
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