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Tifinegh Classes: Preserving Languages and Saving Cultures

Tifinegh

Tifinegh, continues to be transmitted to children 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. The unusual script is rarely used nowadays in Niger. This project aimed to revitalize Tifinagh. Among the earliest Tifinagh inscriptions found in North Africa are those …

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Microsoft-owned SwiftKey Officially Debuts Tamazight

Tifinagh

Another day, another new chapter in the inclusion of Tamazight language in modern technology. SwiftKey, the company behind Android’s most popular keyboard— Microsoft’s $250 million acquisition—has announced the implementation of Tifinagh script into its latest beta release of SwiftKey. The company also announced that the platform will rely on Amazigh scholar’s feedback to improve the technology for Tifinagh to incorporate it in a more …

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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 …

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Tifinagh on Display at California State University

Tifinagh

Tifinagh, the Amazigh script used to write Tamazight languages spoken in North Africa is among 15 of the world’s most critically endangered scripts have been carved in wood and currently on display at Salz-Pollak Atrium at California State University Fullerton’s Pollak Library through mid-September. The exhibit is part of a project started in 2009 by Tim Brookes, a professor at Champlain College in Vermont. Source

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Facebook Officially Launches Amazigh Language Version

Amazigh

Facebook, the leading social networking website, has officially launched its first Amazigh language version. Announcing this week a facility for its users to access the site in Amazigh language using Tifinagh alphabet on both desktop and mobile devices. With this, Amazigh Facebook users can fully access the site in Tifinagh alphabet however some feature will be rolled out in phases over the next few months. Facebook …

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Morocco Continues to Ban Amazigh Names

Amazigh Names

Meknes (AWN) | The Moroccan Interior Ministry has once again turned down a request of an Amazigh couple from Meknes by denying them the right to name their newborn daughter an Amazigh names “Yelli” “My Daughter” who was born on June 15th, 2016. Although the new Moroccan constitutional carry law giving Amazigh parents the absolute right to name their children Amazigh names, Amazigh people are still facing …

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Tunisian Amazigh Activist Maha Jouini Appointed Representative of AIDL for the MENA Region

Paris  (AWN) | Tunisian Amazigh Activist Maha Jouini has been appointed representative of International Alliance for the defending of Rights and Freedom “AIDL” in the Middle East and North Africa Regions (MENA), According to a statement released by the AIDL’s office. International Alliance for the defending of Rights and Freedom or AIDL is a French non-governmental organization devoted to defending human rights and …

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Algeria to adopt Tamazight as official language

Tamazight

Algiers (AWN) |  Algerian Minister and presidency’s cabinet director, Ahmed Ouyahia has announced the official implementation of Tamazight in the new constitution as the country’s official national language during his press conference held earlier today at Djenane El Mithak. Article III of the new constitution drafted stated  the adoption of Tamazight as the official national language of the country, and affirms also a full implementation, promotion …

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