Hassaniya is a variety of Arabic spoken by the Beni Hassan Bedouin tribes whose authority extended over most of Mauritania and Western Sahara between the 15th and 17th centuries. The Hassaniya Arab people cluster encompasses Arabs in Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Western Sahara where Hassaniya is widely spoken. These tribes overwhelmingly follow the Sunni branch of Islam.
Peoples within this cluster:
Bedouin, Gil; Berber, Jalo; Harratine; Moor; Saharawi
Countries where they are found:
Algeria; Canada; France; Libya; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; United States
Unreached people groups:
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