Peoples & Societies

Amazigh (Berbers)

Amazigh peoples (Imazighen, "the free people", also known as Berbers), who live in North and West Africa, comprise between 40 to 60 percent of Morocco's population. The Ida ou Nadif and the Ida ou Zeddoute live around Igherm village in the central region of the Anti-Atlas mountain range, which extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Sahara, and speak the Chleuh dialect.

Excerpt from

Roslyn A. Walker, The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009), 300.

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