Tarifit

Facts

  • Language: Tarifit
  • Alternate names: Rifi, Rifia, Northern Shilha, Shilha
  • Language code: rif
  • Language family: Afro-Asiatic, Berber, Northern, Zenati, Riff
  • Number of speakers: 1700000
  • Script: Tifinagh script, Arabic script, Latin script

More information:

    Introduction

    Tarifit is a Northern Berber language of the Zenati subgroup, spoken mainly in the Moroccan Rif by about 2.7 million people.

    The verb

    Sample verb ari 'to go up'.

    Past

    Sg.1ourigh
    Sg.2tourid
    Sg.3 m.iouri
    Sg.3 f.touri
    Pl.1nouri
    Pl.2 m.tourim
    Pl.2 f.tourint
    Pl.3 m.ourin
    Pl.3 f.ourint

    Present and Future

    Sg.1ad arigh
    Sg.2attarid
    Sg.3 m.adiari
    Sg.3 f.attari
    Pl.1anari
    Pl.2 m.attarim
    Pl.2 f.attarint
    Pl.3 m.adiarin
    Pl.3 f.attarint