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. 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.
|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)|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Egyptian, Semitic people, Iberian people, Moorish people, Haratin people|
An old Amazigh room in Morocco.
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