is the language of a population called "Imazighen.
had pushed for Tamazight to gain official status, meaning it would also be used by the administration and appear in documents.
Twenty-two people died last week in the region of Ghardaia, 600 kilometers south of Algiers, during clashes between the Chaamba Arab and Mozabite Berber
ALGIERS - Clashes between Berbers
and Arabs in the southern Algerian town of Ghardaia wounded 10 people Saturday, including two gendarmes, national news agency APS reported.
The first stop was the fishing village of Hergla, with white and blue houses similar to Sidi Bou Said, then Zriba, a half abandoned Berber
The acrobats, who are itinerants from the Tazcroualt, have for decades performed at European circuses, though their presentations are never so spectacular as here in the Square where their fellow Berbers
will hiss if their multiple somersaults and strange contortions do not succeed.
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of France to the Berbers
While most Berbers
are Muslim, they pride themselves on secular traditions at odds with some of the Islamist movements gaining ground in the region.
and Others is a collection of nine essays written by anthropologists and historians, all well-grounded in the discourse of cultural studies.
I understand it now because I recently spent a lot of time among Berbers
in Libya, where tensions with the Arab majority are similar to those in Algeria.
Meanwhile, several hundred people from one of Libya's biggest ethnic minority group, the Amazigh, or Berber
pushed their way to the doors of the prime minister's office Sunday to press their demands for greater representation as they seek recognition of their language and culture now that former dictator Muammar Al Qathafi's rule is over.
The first salvo against the line-up unveiled by interim Prime Minister Abdel Rahim Al-Kib came from the Berbers
who charged that their lack of representation "failed to correspond" to the key role they had played in the uprising from their stronghold in the Nafusa mountains southwest of Tripoli.
Accommodation ranges from luxury two-bedroom chalets to traditional tents used by Morocco's indigenous Berbers
, which are basic but comfortable.
Argan Oil has been a beauty secret used by the Berber
Women in Morocco for millennia and for the Berbers
is an important source of income.
The indigenous people of North Africa -- known as Berbers
to others and Amazigh among themselves, were brutally suppressed under Gadhafi, who considered the teaching of their language and culture to be something like imperialism in this Arab country.