The Berber languages, along with the Chadic, Cushitic, Semitic, Omotic languages and old Egyptian, belongs to the phylum of Afro-Asiatic (formerly: Hamito-Semitic) languages. At present Berber languages are found from Egypt across Libya and Algeria to Morocco and from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to south of the Sahara. Although this area is interspersed with large Arabic-speaking regions, speakers of the various Berber languages make up around 50% of the population in Morocco, and about 25% in Algeria.
– Berber Studies
Dymitr Ibriszimow / Rainer Vossen (éd.): Etudes berbčres. Actes du “1. Bayreuth-Frankfurter Kolloquium zur Berberologie”
FAB Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter Volume 13
Maarten Kossmann: Essai sur la phonologie du proto-berbčre
Grammatical Analyses of African Languages Volume 12