The majority of Moroccans speak a local dialect referred to as Darija or Moroccan Arabic. However, there are three different Berber languages or dialects which are also spoken: Tachelhit or Chleuh (Souss region), Tarifit (Rif Mountains) and Tamazight (central Atlas).
What is the Moroccan dialect called?
Arabic Standard Moroccan Berber Morocco/Official languages
Does Moroccan sound like French?
It has been heavily influenced by the Berber languages (Amazigh) and to a lesser extent by French and Spanish. Morocco was a French colony before, and because of it, most of the Moroccan people are fluent in French.
Is Moroccan Arabic a language or a dialect?
Moroccan Arabic, also known as Darija, is the dialect of Arabic spoken in Morocco. It is very similar to the dialects spoken in Algeria, Mauritania, and Tunisia, but differs greatly from dialects spoken further east, in countries such as Egypt, Lebanon, and the Gulf countries.
How do Moroccans talk?
The two official languages are Standard Arabic and Tamazight. Moroccan Arabic (known as Darija) is the spoken native vernacular. According to a 2012 study by the Government of Spain, 98% of Moroccans spoke Moroccan Arabic, 63% spoke French, 26% Tamazight, 14% spoke English, and 10% spoke Spanish.