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The Nemadi are small hunting tribe of eastern Mauritania. Their language is according to some sources a dialect of Hassaniyya, according to others a mixture of Zenaga, Azer and Hassaniyya.<ref>Christopher Moseley, Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages, Routledge, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7007-1197-0 p. 623: No data exists on this language. It is not unlikely that the language can be linked to Azer, Zenaga, Soninke and/or Hassaniya</ref><ref>Muriel Devey, La Mauritanie, KARTHALA Editions, 2005 ISBN 978-2-84586-583-9, p.39: "leur langue est un mélange d'hassaniya, de zenaga et d'azer"</ref> The name "Nemadi" itself appears to come from Azer, where it means "master of dogs".


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