Berbers (also called Amazighs, "free men") 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. Berbers usually speak the Berber language. Berbers were both nomadic and land owners according to the region they live in. Most Berbers are Muslims or follow the native animist Berber religion.
An old Amazigh room in Morocco.
|c. more than 30 million Berber speakers; 40 m. Arabic speakers|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Morocco: 17 million (60% of total pop.) |
Europe: 4 million
|Islam (mostly Sunni), Christianity, Judaism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Ancient Egyptian people, Semitic people, Iberian people|
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