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Tag Archives: Tunisia

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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A New Honour: The Image of King Jugurtha on New Coin in Tunisia


February 2, 2018 The Tunisian government published images and official release dates for the new coin that recognize Jugurtha, king of Numidia from 118 to 105, who struggled to free his North African kingdom from Roman rule, the new coin also include a map of his kingdom. according to a statement released by the government, the new coin has been released …

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Tunisia’s First Amazigh Magazine Launched


Tunis – AWN | Tanast, the first Amazigh magazine was launched in Tunisia on Monday January 1, 2018, Tanast is an electronic magazine dedicated to preserve and promote the Amazigh language and culture the Amazigh people in Tunisia and all those are interested in learning the Amazigh culture, the magazine will be published monthly in both Tifinagh and Latin characters. The aim …

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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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DNA Analysis: Only 4% of Tunisians Are Arabs


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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The Amazigh Cave Homes of Matmata in Tunisia


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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Sfax International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema


Sfax International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema event will be held Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 26th in Sfax, Tunisia. This year’s festival centers on the theme” Reviving the cultural heritage and of Tunisia”. The festival aims to disseminate film culture and the progress achieved in various branches of film art and to strength the relations among filmmakers throughout the …

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Tunisian Amazigh Activist Maha Jouini Appointed Representative of AIDL for the MENA Region

Paris  (AWN) | Tunisian Amazigh Activist Maha Jouini has been appointed representative of International Alliance for the defending of Rights and Freedom “AIDL” in the Middle East and North Africa Regions (MENA), According to a statement released by the AIDL’s office. International Alliance for the defending of Rights and Freedom or AIDL is a French non-governmental organization devoted to defending human rights and …

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