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Tag Archives: Amazigh Symbol

International Women’s Day: Honoring Amazigh Women

Amazigh woman

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the respect, honor and appreciation towards women across the world. In recent years, the annual event has gained decent recognition, giving a chance to celebrate achievements in the women’s movement and to inspire further progress through both local and international action. On this occasion, the Amazigh World News team would like to take this opportunity …

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In Loving Memory of Mouloud Mammeri, Father of Tamazight

Mouloud Mammeri

28 years ago, Imazighen lost Mouloud Mammeri: a writer, a playwright, a researcher, an anthropologist, a thinker, … a father! Like Ulysses, all his life was a kind of journey which took him back after long detours to his native land after a time consuming search to reconciliate his spiritual affiliation with his people. He made peace with himself but …

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Tifinegh Classes: Preserving Languages and Saving Cultures

Tifinegh

Tifinegh, continues to be transmitted to children as a means of preserving Amazigh/Tuareg identity, Some two-thirds of the estimated 1.5 million Tuareg living in Niger use their traditional language, Tamacheq, on a daily basis. The unusual script is rarely used nowadays in Niger. This project aimed to revitalize Tifinagh. Among the earliest Tifinagh inscriptions found in North Africa are those …

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The 5th Edition Of Merzouga International Festival

Merzouga

The Merzouga international festival is held every year in the Sahara desert and seeks to promote peace and tolerance. It is one of the best festivals combining different shows and concerts with international artists from different regions and countries, conferences, a race through the desert as well as an Amazigh Berber traditional wedding. Merzouga is a stunning small village in southeastern Morocco, about …

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DNA Analysis: Only 4% of Tunisians Are Arabs

Tunisia

Based on a genetic studies report conducted by National Geographic, only 4 % of tunisians are of Arab origin. This porcentage would probably be considerably less than 1 % in the south west of Tunisia where the majority of Amazigh are mainly located. The Arab identity of Egypt also fall down the drain, According to the same source, the Egyptian native’s genetic composition …

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Al Hoceima Strike Against Ongoing Repression

Al hoceima

Leaders of Popular Movement in Rif —Al hirak Chaabi—  have launched a general strike that shut down many private shops and several key sectors in Al Hoceima in protest against ongoing repression ‘l’hogra’ after the Moroccan forces known as ‘el Makhzen’ massacred peaceful protesters at Al Hoceima,  on January 4, 2017.

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The Rich Mythology and Megalithic Culture of the Ancient Berbers, Lords of the Desert

Berbers

By Bryan Hilliard The Barbary Coast of North Africa was named after the Berbers, the nomadic people who inhabited the region west of the Nile Valley in north Africa. Called the Amazigh or Imazighen in antiquity (meaning “free humans” or “free men”), they are among the oldest inhabitants of North Africa. Their rich mythology endured for thousands of years, eventually …

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Where To Celebrate Amazigh New Year in United States and Canada

Amazigh new year

Amazigh New Year’s comes but once a year, so it’s worth it to make the festivites memorable. But where’s the place to be to celebrate the day? We’ve scoured both United States and Canada for the best annual celebrations; Boston, Massachusetts Los Angles, California Portland, Oregon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ottawa, Canada Montreal, Canada Washington, D.C. New Jersey, NJ Alexandria,VA

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The Amazigh Cave Homes of Matmata in Tunisia

Matmata

Matmata and other desert settlements in Tunisia have wonderful underground homes built by the ancient Amazigh people of Matmata — a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia—to avoid the intense heat and strong desert winds. The homes are made by digging a large pit some 7m (23ft) deep and 10m (33ft) wide and then, around the sides of the …

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