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Tag Archives: Tamazight

Discover Yefren With The Libya Observer

Yefren

with several mountains divided by deep valleys and truly magical groves and little jungles and cliffs that give the city its unique edge in the western Nafusa Mountains, Yefren —about 3 hours south/south west of Tripoli— is a place full of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered which makes it one of the most beautiful places to visit in Libya. …

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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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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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Video And Photos: 64 Arrested, Many Injured in Al Hoceima Protest Last Night

The Moroccan regime forces known as ‘El Mekhzen’  have once again attacked peaceful protesters and members of ‘Al hirak Chaabi’, Popular Movement last night in Al Hoceima, in the Rif region.  Over 64 people are estimated to have been arrested and many were bruised and injured.

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Microsoft-owned SwiftKey Officially Debuts Tamazight

Tifinagh

Another day, another new chapter in the inclusion of Tamazight language in modern technology. SwiftKey, the company behind Android’s most popular keyboard— Microsoft’s $250 million acquisition—has announced the implementation of Tifinagh script into its latest beta release of SwiftKey. The company also announced that the platform will rely on Amazigh scholar’s feedback to improve the technology for Tifinagh to incorporate it in a more …

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Agadez adds Tifinagh to Street Signs

Agadez (AWN) | Tifinagh, the traditional writing system of the Amazigh people of North Africa continues to expand, more and more 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. It took a long time but, it’s official, now drive through parts of …

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Tinariwen Announced Their New Album, ‘ELWAN’

Tinariwen

Tinariwen have announced their new album ‘ELWAN (The Elephants)’. Due out early next year, The album was recorded partially in the desert of California’s Joshua Tree National Park and M’Hamid El Ghizlane oasis in southern Morocco. The follow-up to their 2014 album ‘Emmaar’ comes out on February 10th 2017 via Anti-. and it features guest appearances by Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeny, Mark Lanegan, …

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Khenifra to Host the First Edition of Izourane Festival

Izourane

Organized by Ajdir Izourane association for Amazigh Culture in collaboration with The Royal Institute of the Amazigh Culture The event is free and open to the public and will include a rich variety of activities such as Live music, art shows, conferences and many other surprises. When: October 15 . 16 2016 Where: Ajdir – Khenifra Event Website: Festivalizourane  

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