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 or follow the native animist Berber religion.

Berbers, Amazighs | Imaziɣn
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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
Tunisia:117,783

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

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

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