Republic of Tunisia. Al jumhuriyah at-tunisiah.
National or official language :Standard Arabic.
The number of languages listed for Tunisia is 8. Of those, 6 are living languages and 2 are extinct.
Arabic, juedo-Tunisian 500 in Tunisia, Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.
Arabic, Standard Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, and Arabic.
Arabic, Tunisian spoken 9,000,000 in Tunisia (1995), population total all countries: 9,247,800. Also spoken in Belgium, France, and Germany. Alternative names: Tunisian, Tunisian Arabic, Tunisian Darija. Dialects: Tunis, Sahil, Sfax, north western Tunisian, South-western Tunisian, South-Eastern Tunisian. Close to Eastern Algerian Arabic, but clearly distinct. The Tunis dialects are structurally similar to dialects in Libya.
French 11,000 in Tunisia (1993) Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, western, Gallo-Romance, French.
Shilha 26,000 in Tunisia (1998) Southern Tunisia on Mediterranean islands (Jerba), isolated villages South in Jerba, Southern Tunisia, and Pacha, old Medina, and Bab Souika streets in Tunis, South of Gab?s.
Alternate names: Nafusi, Jabal Nafusi, Tunisian Berber, Asiatic, Berber, northern, Zenati, East.
Tunisian sign language Classification: Deaf sign language.
Lingua Fanca Extinct. Tunisia, Greece, Cyprus, Other major Mediterranean ports. Alternate names: Petit Mauresque, Ferenghi, Sabir, Ajnabi, Aljamia. Dialects: lexicon from Italian and Provencal. An earlier version may have been a pidginized Latin. On the Barbary Coast of North Africa in 1578, its lexicon came from Spanish and Portuguese. In Algeria in the 1830s, it drew increasingly from French, and later became the non-standard french of that area. It may also have influenced other pidgin in the south-eastern Mediterranean region, to have mainly Arabic syntax, and vocabulary which is 65% Italian, 10% Spanish, and other Catalan, French, Ladino, and Turkish words.
Sened Extinct. Sened and Tmagurt villages, Northwest of Gab?s, Southern Tunisia. Dialects: Tmagurt, Sened. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Berber, Northern, Zenati, East.
Good morning: Asslama
Have a nice stay: Ikama tayiba
Thank you very much: chokran
Soon: ILA illika
I hope to you a long life: ayichik
Have a nice day: Sabaha al khir
Good night: Tisbah alla khir
Good appetite: Chahiya tayiba
Good evening: Massa el khir
Please: Min fadlik
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Tunisians speak arabic but it is also a mishmash of french and other words from Tunisian history. One my find that you can speak Tunisian Arabic but when you visit another arab country you don't understand anything!