The Rise of Amazigh Nationalism and National Consciousness in North Africa:
Defense Intelligence Assessment document, unclassified.
Prepared by Dr. Larry A. Barrie, Strategic Studies Detachment,
4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne). The term "Amazigh" used in this study is the preferred term for the Berber people of North Africa. The still widely used ethnolinguistic word "Berber" is disliked because of its pejorative and demeaning character--it implies that the person so called is "barbarian" in every sense of the word. "Berber" derives from the Greek word "barbaroi," denoting one who did not speak Greek but babbled unintelligibly and was thus a barbarian. The Romans and Byzantines continued this use of the term. During and after the Arab invasions of the seventh century, the Arabs followed the Greco-Roman practice and referred to the indigenous peoples they encountered as "barbar." The French and English speakers adopted "Berber" and "Berber" coined the word "Barbary," implying that the inhabitants were indeed barbarians.
Toponymie is a science which studies places names (toponymes). It seeks their meaning, their etymology, but also their transformation throughout the centuries. We deal here with the toponymie of Tamazgha (North Africa):
Toponame: Zloul Signification: lieu du lavage. Explication: (rivière): Asloul , « as » : lieu de et « loul » du verbe islil : rincer. Zloul veut donc dire lieu du lavage.
Anyone who wishes to include an article to help educate people about the Amazigh--the language, culture, the people's struggles for the right to self-identification in North Africa--is welcome and encouraged to send the document to info@amazighWorld.org (read more)
The Amazigh tattoos Particularly in the Tamazgha, the traditional motifs of the Amazigh tattoos are made almost exclusively of geometric shapes: simple lines, dots, triangles, diamonds, square circles .. etc ... Full story
The Guardian : Let's banish the term 'Arab world'. What does it mean anyway? The prestigious British newspaper the guardian had published an interesting article entitled “Let's banish the term 'Arab world'. What does it mean anyway?” by the Australian journalist Neheda Barakat. Here is the entire article for North African readers: Labelling 381 million people from 22 countries as monolithic ‘Arabs’ is misleading and inaccurate. With conflicts raging on in Syria, Palestine, Yemen and Iraq and a diaphanous calm in the rest of the Middle East, the language we use in covering this region is not only hindering our understanding of the issues, but it is also misguiding strategic policies.... Full story
Moroccan NGO: “Our total support to Kurdish people right to self-determination” In statement published yesterday, the National Federation of Amazigh Associations in Morocco (FNAA), NGO that federate hundred of associations promoting Amazigh/Berber identity of Morocco, declares its total support to Kurdish people right to self-determination. “If Kurdish people had no friends other than Kurdistan mountains in the past, today they have friends all over the world headed by the Amazigh people all over North Africa” said FNAA press release. This kind of support is rare in the so-called “Arab world”. Here's the FNAA press release:... Full story
Agad n tidt
The literary and poetic Amazigh field has been enriched recently by the publication of a new collection of poems by the poet Taieb Amgroud.
This collection entitled "agad n tidt" or the egg of truth comprising 31 poems on 60 pages is the second for the author after "inagan" which is being published by Ircam.
THOSE ARE descriptions of this collection of poems:
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Who took power over Morocco? Here is a video about the Moroccan Health Minister Madame Yasmina Badou of the Family of prime minister. She couldn't stop laughing while she had to answer a deputy's question about the Leishmaniose disease common and sometimes epidemic in the region of Tafilalt Morocco. This gives you an idea about who's in charge of arabe government who took power over Morocco.
Silence in North Afrique we arabize Amazigh poeple, the process work perfectly it can sound genocide but in the name of Allah all thing is ok, . In Morocco ; In Algeria ; In Lybia-Siwa
Arabization and linguistic politics in North Africa : in Morocco ; Algeria ; in Tunisia. Poeples in North Africa must always assume arabic face identity that we impose ?
Arabisme, what that that means?
Manifeste d'arabisation du Maroc du 23 Mai 1970. Les 493 intelectuels et hommes politiques de la gauche et de droite qui avaient demandé la déstruction d'un patrimoine de l'humanité qui est l'identité Amazighe!!
Pour mieux comprendre l'histoire du Maroc lire ce dossier spécial sur l'avant et l'aprés le dahir dit berbére. De 1914 à 2003 des documents historiques inédits. Les protégés de la France, l'angleterre, le wahabisme, le dahir de my youssef de 1914 et celui de Med V de 1930 .. ect