Algerian Arabic, or Darja, is the variety of Arabic spoken in Algeria. It is a Maghrebi Arabic dialect and has many loanwords from French and Berber. Algerian Arabic is also sometimes known as Algerian Darija or Algerian dialect.
The Algerian Arabic dialect has many features in common with other Maghrebi Arabic dialects, such as the use of the definite article al- before nouns and the use of the prefix fi- to mark the feminine gender. Algerian Arabic also has a number of distinctive features, such as the use of the suffix -iya to mark feminine plural nouns, the use of the prefix b- to mark the masculine gender, and the use of the prefix t- to mark the feminine gender.
Algerian Arabic is spoken by around 20 million people, making it one of the most widely spoken Arabic dialects. It is the native language of Algeria and is also spoken in other parts of the Maghreb, such as Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya. Algerian Arabic is also spoken by a significant number of people in the diaspora, particularly in France and the United States.