Berber people

ethnic group indigenous to North Africa

Berbers or Imazighen (also called Ilibiyen, traduction : "free people") are an ethnic group found natively in the countries of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia in North Africa, and also found as immigrants in many countries, especially France.[1] Berbers usually speak a Berber language, of which there are many dialects. Berbers were both nomadic and land owners according to the region they live in. Most Berbers are Muslims who follow the Sunni branch and school of Maliki.

Berbers, Amazighs | Imaziɣn
Berber warriors show.JPG
Total population
c. more than 30 million Berber speakers; 40 m. Arabic speakers
Regions with significant populations
Morocco: 17 million (60% of total pop.)

Algeria: 13 m (40% of total pop.).
Mali: 800,000
Niger: 750,000
Mauritania: 680,000
Libya: 470,000

Europe: 4 million
Berber languages
Maghrebi Arabic
Islam (mostly Sunni)
Related ethnic groups
Egyptian, Semitic people, Iberian people, Moorish people, Haratin people



  1. "Berber". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2 May 2015.

Other websitesEdit