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Amazighs / [ⵉⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵏ Imaziɣen] error: {{lang}}: text haes italic markup (help)
A woman wearin tradeetional Berber claes
Tot population
c.36 million [1]
Regions wi signeeficant populations
 Morocco≈ 20 million [2][3][4][5]
 Algerie≈ 13 million[4][6]
 Libie600,000 [10]
 Burkina Faso50,000[13]
Berber leids, Maghrebi Arabic, Modren Staundart Arabic, French
Predominantly Sunni Muslim
Minority Irreleegion an Ibadi
Relatit ethnic groups
Iberians,[16] Picts,[16]
Tartessians, Saami,[17] ither Afro-Asiatic fowks[18][19][20][21][22][23][24]

The Berbers or Amazighs (Berber: ⵉⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵏ Imaziɣen, singular: ⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖ Amaziɣ/Amazigh) are an ethnic group indigenous tae North Africae. Thay are distributit in an aurie stretchin frae the Atlantic Ocean tae the Siwa Oasis in Egyp, an frae the Mediterranean Sea tae the Niger River.

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  3. Morocco's Berbers Battle to Keep From Losing Their Culture / Arab minority forces majority to abandon native language.Peter Prengaman, Chronicle Foreign Service.March 16, 2001 [1]
  4. 4.0 4.1
  5. Teens in Morocco,Sandy Donovan,Compass point books,Minneapolis,United States,2008,p.42
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  17. Alessandro Achilli among others. "Saami and Berbers, An Unexpected mitochondrial DNA Link" (pdf). American Journal of Human Genetics. Retrieved May 2005. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  18. Blench, Roger. Archaeology, Language, and the African Past. Rowman: Altamira, 2006 ISBN 9780759104662
  19. Diakonoff, Igor. The Earliest Semitic Society: Linguistic Data. Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. 43 Iss. 2 (1998).
  20. Shirai, Noriyuki. The Archaeology of the First Farmer-Herders in Egypt: New Insights into the Fayum Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic. Leiden University Press, 2010. ISBN 9789087280796.
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