ethnic group of the Maghreb
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Arab-Berber (Arabic: العرب والبربر al-ʿarab wa-l-barbar) is an ethnolinguistic group of the Maghreb, a large region of North Africa along the Mediterranean Sea. Arab-Berbers are people of mixed Arab and Berber origin, many speak a variant of Maghrebi Arabic as their native language,

Total population
c. 96 million
Regions with significant populations
 Algeria43 million
(99% of the population)[1]
 Morocco36 million
(99% of the population)[2]
 Tunisia11 million
(98% of the population)[3][4]
 Libya5.8 million
(97% of the population)[5][6]
 Francec. 3 million
(at least some Maghrebi ancestry)[7][8]
 Mauritania1.3 million
(30% of the population)[9][10][11]
Maghrebi Arabic
Predominantly Islam
(Sunni; also Shi'a, Ibadi);
minority Judaism, Christianity[13]
Related ethnic groups
Other Arabs, Sahrawi, Tuareg, Berbers, Arabized Berber, other Afroasiatic-speaking peoples


  1. "The World Factbook – Algeria". Central Intelligence Agency. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  2. "Morocco in CIA World Factbook".
  3. "Tunisia". CIA World Factbook. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  4. "Q&A: The Berbers". BBC News. 12 March 2004. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  5. "Tunisia". CIA World Factbook – Libya. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  6. "Libyan People & Ethnic Tribes". Archived from the original on 11 July 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  7. "Estimé à six millions d'individus, l'histoire de leur enracinement, processus toujours en devenir, suscite la mise en avant de nombreuses problématiques..."; « Être Maghrébins en France » in Les Cahiers de l’Orient, n° 71, troisième trimestre 2003
  8. "" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  9. "World Refugee Survey 2009: Mauritania". USCRI. Archived from the original on 8 May 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  10. "UNHCR Global Report 2009 – Mauritania, UNHCR Fundraising Reports". 1 June 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  11. "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  12. Statistics Canada (2013-05-08). "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  13. Believers in Christ from a Muslim Background: A Global Census