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 Berber Villages
The Berber mountain villages are connected by impossibly steep, serpentine foot-worn paths that are so narrow in places that there is barely room for people to walk let alone the heavily laden donkeys that hurried along, usually with the aid of its owner beating on the poor beast with a stick.
The Moroccan government collects no taxes from the High Atlas Berbers and in return the mountain people receive no government benefits.
The Berber people love their children who are vigorous and healthy.
www.goals.com /thayer/sahara/sjnl3.htm   (1030 words)

  
 Al-Ahram Weekly Region Briefs
Berber leaders told the Associated Press on Monday that a huge protest would be held in the capital, Algiers, today (Thursday) which could draw up to two million people.
On Tuesday, the Algerian press reported that 30 people were injured in the second day of clashes between youths and riot police in the eastern Berber town of Khenchela.
This week Moussa received Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail, who told reporters that Khartoum was hoping for the Arab League to intervene to contain the military confrontation between the Sudanese army and the Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA) rebels.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2001/538/re1.htm   (1030 words)

  
 Languages of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Opponents contend that local languages are often non-standardized (thus making curricula difficult), of dubious practical usefulness (since most are spoken by a small number of people, without any sizable corpus of publications) and that the curriculum and funding of public schools are already too strained.
This does not mean that 14% of people in France speak another language than French.
This is because there are many people who were born and raised in families in which parents spoke to them only (or predominantly) French, but in which some regional or immigration languages were also occasionally used.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Languages_of_France   (1420 words)

  
 Berber History
The Berbers were fighting for their rights as people and the music was playing a major role.
the Berber people, known as "Imazigen" (meaning "free people" in Berber), are the native inhabitants of North Africa.
Although this station was run by Berber staff in many ways, they had to cater to the elite promoters that had the final say in what works and not.
www.adrum.com /history.htm   (736 words)

  
 Berber's shining star
The Berber people, who mostly live in the mountains of Morocco and Algeria, speak Shawiya, Shilha, Kabyle, Mzab, Rifain, Tachelhit, Tuareg, Targi and Tarifit—all dialects of Tamazight, their native tongue, which is only recognized as a national language in Niger and Mali.
Except for a few fanatics, Berbers have never wanted independence.” Their main demand is to be recognized as Berbers in their own country.
Another French colonial legacy enables “you to get credits in Berber towards your baccalaureate graduation exam if you want.” But the language is not part of the national curriculum.
www.unesco.org /courier/2000_04/uk/doss13.htm   (970 words)

  
 Tuareg languages -
Tamahaq - Language of the Kel Ahaggar, spoken in Algeria and in the north of Niger by approximately 57 000 people.
Tayart Tamajaq language - Language of the Kel Ayer (sometimes spelled Aïr), spoken in Niger by approximately 250 000 people.
Tamasheq- Language of the Kel Adrar (also known as Adagh or Ifoghas), spoken in Mali by approximately 270 000 people.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Tamasheq   (776 words)

  
 A Visit to Sudan
Sudan is a rich agricultural country, but because of the war people have had to flee their farms and cannot plant crops.
By then, most of the people who lived in what is now Sudan had converted to Islam.
Arabic culture and Islam spread through trade, and Arabic is also spoken by non-Muslims and by people who don't consider themselves to be Arabs.
mec.sas.upenn.edu /marhaba/sudan.htm   (776 words)

  
 Tuareg languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tamahaq - Language of the Kel Ahaggar, spoken in Algeria and in the north of Niger by approximately 57 000 people.
Tayart Tamajaq language - Language of the Kel Ayer (sometimes spelled Aïr), spoken in Niger by approximately 250 000 people.
Tamasheq - Language of the Kel Adrar (also known as Adagh or Ifoghas), spoken in Mali by approximately 270 000 people.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tamasheq_languages   (776 words)

  
 Ancient Berber script
Amazigh World - information about the Berber language and people (in English, French and Berber): http://amazighworld.net/
Monde Berbere (Berber World) - information on the Berber people of Morrocco in Berber, French and English: http://www.mondeberbere.com
The ancient Berber script is probably based on or derived from the Punic script, with some influence from the South Arabian and North Arabian scripts.
www.omniglot.com /writing/berber.htm   (181 words)

  
 mo_language.htm
The Berber languages, which was once dominant throughout Morocco, have declined in importance, and in the early 1990's about 25 percent of the people used Berber as their first language.
The various Berber dialects are still spoken in rural areas but with less frequency.
Many of those people also spoke Arabic- the country's official language- which is the primary language of some 75 % of the population.
www.arab.net /morocco/mo_language.htm   (109 words)

  
 Ancient Berber script
Amazigh World - information about the Berber language and people (in English, French and Berber): http://amazighworld.net/
Monde Berbere (Berber World) - information on the Berber people of Morrocco in Berber, French and English: http://www.mondeberbere.com
The ancient Berber script is probably based on or derived from the Punic script, with some influence from the South Arabian and North Arabian scripts.
www.omniglot.com /writing/berber.htm   (181 words)

  
 soc.culture.scottish FAQ
The new newsgroup will serve the distinct needs of the Scottish people in the same way as say the existing news:soc.culture.quebec and news:soc.culture.berber newsgroups serve the distinct needs of the Quebec and Berber peoples.
The symbolism that has come down through the ages is as obscure and indirect as much of the speech and literature of the Celtic people.
As the Scots are a small minority amongst the British peoples, many who would post and/or read articles on uniquely Scottish topics in the soc.culture.british newsgroup are inhibited from doing so by the overwhelming number of non-Scottish posts to that group.
www.faqs.org /faqs/cultures/scottish/scottish-faq   (11876 words)

  
 Tuareg
Nomadic berber people living in the parts of Sahara that covers Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
In earlier times, their 3 of their principal sources of income were taxation of caravan routs crossing Sahara, plundering settled neighbouring peoples and pastoral activities.
The Tuaregs speak a Berber language called Tamershak, to which there is a proper alphabet.
i-cias.com /e.o/tuareg.htm   (243 words)

  
 ColorQ's Color Club: Black and Arab mixing in North Africa
Prior to the Islamic conquests by Asian Arabs, many regions of North Africa were inhabited by the Berber, an indigenous African people.
Today, Western scholars regard the Berber as "white Caucasian", but it should be noted that the Berber language belongs to the Afroasiatic family, and the Berber's recorded presence in Africa as as old as the presence of the Bantu and other black Africans.
"The Berber have their own language", he says, "but when Arabs from Asia invaded North Africa, many Berbers took on Arab language and culture." The script of the Berbers is still used by the Tuaregs.
www.colorq.org /MeltingPot/Africa/NorthAfr.htm   (243 words)

  
 Ethnologue: Algeria
'Tamazight' is the name of the language, 'Berber' of the people.
Tuareg are the people (Targi is the singular); Tamahaq is the language.
(MIDDLE ATLAS BERBER, CENTRAL SHILHA) [TZM] 3,000,000 in all countries; 1,900,000 in Morocco (1991); 150,000 in France (1991).
www.christusrex.org /www3/ethno/Alge.html   (608 words)

  
 Jarawa - Definition, explanation
The Jarawa, a Berber tribal confederacy that flourished in northwest Africa during the seventh century CE.
The Jarawa, an isolated people native to the Andaman Islands.
Jarawa can mean either of two groups of people:
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/j/ja/jarawa.php   (608 words)

  
 Tuareg languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Berber language or family of closely related languages spoken by the
northern Berber languages have one or none, and have a much lower proportion of Arabic
Tayart Tamajaq language - Language of the Kel Ayer (sometimes spelled Ar), spoken in Niger by approximately 250 000 people.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tamasheq_languages   (608 words)

  
 mo_language.htm
The Berber languages, which was once dominant throughout Morocco, have declined in importance, and in the early 1990's about 25 percent of the people used Berber as their first language.
Many of those people also spoke Arabic- the country's official language- which is the primary language of some 75 % of the population.
Spanish is spoken as a second language by many residents in northern cities like Tangier, Tetuan and Larache.
www.arab.net /morocco/mo_language.htm   (608 words)

  
 Berber - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Berber
Their language, present-day Berber (a member of the Hamito-Semitic or Afro-Asiatic language family), is written in both Arabic and Berber characters and is spoken by about 10 million people: about one-third of Algerians and nearly two-thirds of Moroccans.
The Berber, who include the Tuareg, the Kabyles, and the Shawiya, were progressively Islamized from the time of the Arab invasion in the 7th century.
Berbers are mainly agricultural, but some are still nomadic.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Berber   (238 words)

  
 Berbers
As with other indigenous peoples in the world, Berbers are now protesting against the undervaluation of their culture and identity, and specifically about the absence of a written language and the lack of political influence.
Berbers in those days had the choice between living in the mountains, resisting Arab dominance, or moving into the Arab community, where Arab language and culture were dominant.
Berbers comprise a clear majority of the population of North Africa in terms of race, but in terms of identity, a considerable minority.
i-cias.com /e.o/berbers.htm   (830 words)

  
 History:Spain
The people who became known to West Europeans as Moors were the Arabs, who had swept across North Africa from their Middle Eastern homeland, and the Berbers, inhabitants of Morocco who had been conquered by the Arabs and converted to Islam.
Berber settlers fanned out through the country and made up as much as 20 percent of the population of the occupied territory.
Nevertheless, the largest contingent of Moors in Spain consisted of the North African Berbers, recent converts to Islam, who were hostile to the sophisticated Arab governors and bureaucrats and were given to a religious enthusiasm and fundamentalism that were to set the standard for the Islamic community in Spain.
www.poblar.com /Rodriguez/Spain/Spain.htm   (2238 words)

  
 The Story of Africa BBC World Service
1882 -1963 nationalist, chief of the Rifains Berber people of Morocco, fought Spanish.
Berbers were at the centre of the Almoravid movement, which began with the piety of one man, the scholar and holy man, Abdallah Ibn Yasin.
The Berbers maintained their historical role of being independently minded and tenacious fighters right into the twentieth century.
www.bbc.co.uk /worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/7chapter4.shtml   (291 words)

  
 Berber People
Over the last several hundred years many Berber peoples have converted to Islam.
In actuality, Berber is a generic name given to numerous heterogeneous ethnic groups that share similar cultural, political, and economic practices.
Berber merchants were responsible for bringing goods from these cities to the north.
www.uiowa.edu /~africart/toc/people/Berber.html   (413 words)

  
 African Tribes - Berber People
Berber is derived from the Roman term for barbarians.
Forty percent of the Moroccan population is Berber, 30% live in Algeria, and 1% in Tunisia.
Berbers are traditionally Muslim, and societies are quite fragmented.
www.africaguide.com /culture/tribes/berber.htm   (366 words)

  
 20050925.aspx
The Berbers,  a people related to the ancient Egyptians, were the original occupants of Algeria.
There has always been tension between Berbers and Arabs, and now Berbers are demanding that their language be made one of Algeria's official languages.
Today, about a third of Algerians are Berbers, and speak the Berber language, Tamazight.
www.strategypage.com /qnd/algeria/articles/20050925.aspx   (170 words)

  
 Mass Media and Amazigh (Berber) Identity
The Imazighen (meaning "free people") are commonly referred to in the West as Berbers, but I prefer to use their own name for themselves.
As I began to compare notes with others in our region I realized that Berbers in our key cities and even in my rural town were often apologetic about their "berberness." It is especially true of Mekness and Fes whose imperial Arab history causes Berbers to hide their ethnic roots.
We Berber [sic] children greeted his lofty decision with the frozen silence he loved so much, with our heads bent, hands folded, eyes red and bright with sadness and humiliation.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~jar/RIL_10.html   (4925 words)

  
 Mysteries of Ancient History and Archaeology *** The Berbers ***
In the infertile country at the Hoggar mountains deep in the Sahara desert there live the last remains of the Tuareg people.
Mysteries of Ancient History and Archaeology *** The Berbers ***
The right painting shows again two talking women, both wear a waisted garment.
www.net4you.net /users/poellauerg/Berber/tuareg.html   (222 words)

  
 Portuguese people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Portuguese people are the ethnic group or nation native to the country of Portugal, in the Iberian peninsula of southwest Europe.
People from the former colonies (namely India, Africa and Brazil) have, in the last two to three decades, migrated to Portugal.
Minor influences were the Greeks and the Phoenicians-Carthaginians (small semi-permanent commercial coastal establishments), the Vandals (Silingi and Hasdingi) and the sarmatian Alans (both expelled or partially integrated by the Visigoths and Suevi), and the Moors (mainly the Berber with some Arab, expelled or converted to Catholicism after the Christian reconquest or Reconquista).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Portuguese_people   (389 words)

  
 Euzkadi - Basque Country
Basque speaking country, are making cultural history in that it is the language that has moulded and given the Basque people a sense of unity, a sense of being a nation.
The Basques moved to and fro on each side of their land of the Pyrenees and fought against the armies of Suintila, Recesvinto, and Wamba in the eighth century when Tarik disembarked in 711 with 7,000 Berber soldiers in what is now Gibraltar, and defeated the Goths.
The worst thing that can happen to a people is for it not to write its own history as this means such a people is at the mercy of other historians.
dametzdesign.com /euzkadi.html   (6816 words)

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