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Tag Archives: Berber

Top Five Most Influential Amazigh In World History

Amazigh

By Zouhir Az, There are countless unsung heroes throughout history that are deserving of greater recognition and appreciation. Among these heroes we have chosen to shed light on five such remarkable Amazigh individual who have impacted the world. If you have suggestions for other notable Amazigh names, please let us know in the comments so we can do a follow-up post and we can continue to …

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The ‘International Number Ones’ Map Puts Morocco First For Argan Oil

International Number Ones

“Every country is best at something”, according to the ‘International Number Ones’  data visualization website Information is Beautiful. A map published on the website shows what countries around the world rank first for. “According to the 2016 data” Morocco is ranked best for “Argan oil.” – a speciality and a unique ingredient that’s been at the heart of Moroccan Amazigh cooking, medicinal purposes and traditional …

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International Mother Language Day And Its Relevance to Tamazight

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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Decolonising the mind: The language of North Africa

North africa

By Nuunja Kahina on June 25, 2015 — Given the colonial nature of Arabic in Tamazgha, and its imposition on the indigenous people, there are significant reasons that Africans ought to reject the use of Arabic in favour of their indigenous language. When we do this, we participate in decolonization by supporting the survival of African languages in opposition to the …

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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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Ribab Fusion Releases New Album – Video

Ribab fusion

After a year since the release of their last album, Ribab Fusion dropped their brand new Album “Aghrib” last week which has been getting great reviews all over the web. Ribab Fusion is a popular Amazigh band from southern Morocco, celebrates Morocco’s Amazigh culture with everything from smooth grooves to high-energy funk, fusing the traditional sound of the single-stringed ribab with a contemporary, Afropop …

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Eighteen Years Since his Murder, Matoub Lounes’s Spirit Still Looms Large | Amazigh World News

Matoub Lounes

Today we mark 18 years since the assassination of Matoub Lounes (June 25th, 1998). The Amazigh World News would like to take this opportunity to honor the man who loved his land, people and identity enough to sacrifice himself for it. We also would like to take this opportunity to reflect on our own commitment to the ideals we share with …

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12 Stunning Pictures to Remind Us of Amazigh History and Culture

Amazigh

It is our history and culture that cemented our identity as Amazigh. It made us unique’ and this uniqueness has allowed us to recognize the diverse parts of our culture and to be proud of where we came from. In today’s showcase we are presenting a little showcase of this astonishing cohesion between natural beauty, art, and social tradition of the Amazigh …

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Morocco’s Berber Battle to Keep From Losing Their Culture / Arab minority forces majority to abandon native language

By Peter Prengaman, June 26, 2015,  A war of words over the Berber and Arabic languages is heating up in Morocco, threatening to divide the kingdom in much the same way the battle between French and English speakers divides Canada. Berbers were Morocco’s first inhabitants, and today they are still the majority, accounting for about 60 percent of Morocco’s 30 …

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Violence Against the Mozabite Community in Ghardaia

Eden Almasude July 20,2015 For the last two years, the Mozabite community has experienced countless injustices including destruction of properties and vandalism of ancient historical sites, including a Mozabite cemetery which was destroyed in December 2013. Last week, violence erupted in the city of Ghardaia when Arabs killed 16 Imazighen with firearms, one more in a series of ethnic and …

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