Information on the Amazigh people. The Imazighen have lived in North Africa for at least 4000 years. They are commonly called "Berbers," but that term is derived from the Greek word barbaroi (barbarians). "Amazigh" means "free people" in the Tamazight language.

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Amazigh-Net
Discussion list for those interested in promoting and preserving the Amazigh culture and Tamazight language.
Berber
Information on the Amazigh people, their language, and culture.
Encyclopedia of the Orient: Berbers
Article distinguishes between ancestry and identity. In terms of race, Berbers are a clear majority in North Africa. In terms of identity, people who claim to be Berbers are a substantial minority.
Kabyle.com
Portal dedicated to the Kabyle mountains and Amazigh culture. News and opinions, history, French-Kabyle dictionary.
The New Mass Media and the Shaping of Amazigh Identity
This chapter by Amar Almasude in the book "Revitalizing Indigenous Languages" describes how new technologies have not only enhanced communication but also strengthened cultural identity among the Amazigh people.
Number Systems and Calendars of the Berber Populations of Grand Canary and Tenerife
Jose Barrios Garca describes some of the findings of his doctoral dissertation on the mathematical and astronomical practices of 14th- and 15th-century Guanches and Canarians.
Tuaregs
Fred Schoenahl and Andy Whittington describe the culture and history of these desert nomads of Mali and Niger, including the resistance of the Saharan Amazigh to different occupations [French/English].

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