What are the languages spoken in Algeria?
A large number of languages are spoken in Algeria, although there are only two official languages. They also have different dialects, which vary depending on the region.
Regarding Algeria, there are many differences when it comes to communicating. The languages spoken in Algeria are each more different depending on the region you are in. This fact can be observed in cities such as Kabylia or in the Berber territory, but also in a more general way, since even Algerian Arabic has certain subtleties, in particular of accent or dialects .
Although it is an official language, Tamazight also enjoys this status, and gives an image of the country as a region rich in culture . However, among all the languages spoken in Algeria, we find:
Algerian Arabic (or Darja ), spoken by between 70 and 90% of the population, and which, however, does not enjoy legal status.
Modern or standard Arabic , which is the official language of Algeria, but which occupies a second place in Algerian day-to-day life.
Tamazight , an official language denigrated by the politician Buteflika , but close to the Berber language.
The Berber languages , which, for their part, are very numerous , and are divided into different dialects: Kabyle Shawia, Shenwa, Tumzabt …
The French language , directly linked to the history of Algeria (to the colonization), is highly valued socially and is spoken by around a third of the Algerian population.
English and Spanish , two languages resulting from emigration to the Algerian state.
If after this linguistic overview, you think that Algeria is not a country rich in culture … All you have to do is conquer its cities to discover these linguistic treasures.