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Tag Archives: Amazigh

UNESCO Publication Introduces Amazigh Alphabet ‘Tifinagh’


February 23, 2018 Amazigh alphabet ‘Tifinagh’ has been featured in a new UNESCO brochure publication entitled “Writing Peace ” aimed at introducing the world’s writing systems to the readers interested in characteristics of different alphabets throughout the world. The brochure consists of 22 scripting systems. Among the oldest writings of the world, Chinese alphabet is written after the Chinese, Greek, …

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International Mother Language Day And Its Relevance to Tamazight


International Mother Language Day is an annual celebration that was proclaimed by UNESCO’s General Conference in November 1999. The International Day has been observed every year since February 2000 promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. “Languages Matter!” Tamazight language matters! Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote …

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Amazigh Documentary ‘House in the Fields’ Set to Screen in Boston

House in the Fields

Boston, February 20, 2018 The award-winning documentary “House in the Fields” (Tigmi N Igren) will have a special screening at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA on Monday, February 26 at 7:00PM, and will feature a Q&A with film director, Tala Hadid, with curator and filmmaker Irina Leimbacher, Associate Professor of Film at Keene State College. The thousand-year history of the …

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Montreal To Host Third Annual Amazigh Festival

Federation of Amazigh in North America will be hosting their third annual Amazigh Festival this April over the course of four weekends. Beginning Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Cégep Marie-Victorin located at 7000 Rue Marie-Victorin, Montréal, QC, Canada. Activities includes conferences, live Amazigh music, theater, exhibitions, poetry and much more. for more info:  

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Amazigh People of Atlas Mountains Face Fight For Survival in a Bitter Winter

By Amaynu Azayku,  February 14 2018 As of January 2018, the Red Cross and Crescent along with the Moroccan government reported that they were beginning to launch emergency response measures to assist the 70,000+ Amazigh people in the Atlas mountains affected by the significant snowfall and temperatures averaging 18 degrees to 7 degrees Celsius. At the time, the Amazigh population …

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AMREC Founder Brahim Akhiat Dies in Rabat at 78

Brahim Akhiat

Rabat, February 7, 2018 It is with sadness that we note today the passing of Brahim Akhiat on the 7th February, at the age of 78 after a long battle with illness, Brahim is a prominent Amazigh activist, writer, and founder of the first Amazigh association , The Moroccan Association for Research and Cultural Exchange aka AMREC , 1967,  an educational nonprofit organization that …

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Heartbreaking Video Shows A Sick Woman Died In Snowy Atlas Mountains Despite Valiant Rescue Attempt

Atlas Mountain

In yet another case of government apathy in Morocco, an ailing tribal woman was carried to the hospital on a make-shift stretcher. The distressing footage comes from one of Morocco’s remote Atlas Mountain near Azilal province, where the family members and villagers were forced to carry the women or several miles through the snowy Atlas Mountains, but unfortunately, the woman died on …

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An Introduction To The Lgendary Amazigh Band Known As Izenzaren


  By Mustapha Akhoullou, January 30, 2018 New Jersey, USA   “Without music, life would be a mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols Amazigh people (Berbers according to Romans) are the aboriginals of North Africa from The Siwa Oasis in Egypt to the Atlantic Ocean including Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, and Niger. Despite all the different attempts …

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