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

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