Friday , April 28 2017

Agadez adds Tifinagh to Street Signs

Agadez (AWN) | Tifinagh, the traditional writing system of the Amazigh people of North Africa continues to expand, more and more as a means of preserving Amazigh—Tuareg identity, Some two-thirds of the estimated 1.5 million Tuareg living in Niger use their traditional language, Tamacheq, on a daily basis.

It took a long time but, it’s official, now drive through parts of Agadez streets, the largest city in central Niger, and you may be surprised that you’ll find streets name signs in Tamazight Language written in Tifinagh alphabet.

It’s been a long time coming, but it seems increasing demand for implementation of Tamazight’s official status in recent past years by the Tuareg people of Niger has finally kicked some bigwigs into action.

This project aimed to revitalize Tifinagh and changes will also include cities/towns names, and tourism destinations, including historic and natural sites across Agadez and entire Niger in future.

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