Algeria’s Berbers protest for Tamazight language rights | News

Berber communities in Algeria are calling on the government to allocate state funding to promote and preserve their indigenous language, a demand that has prompted several protests in the country's northern region this week.

The protests come after an amendment to 2018 budget legislation that would have formalised the teaching of the Tamazight language in local schools was rejected by members of...

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The Berbers, who were forced into the mountains by an influx of Islamic Bedouin Arabs in the 7th century, are considered to be among the most ancient of North African societies. On this Folkways recording, five tracks of Berber music, caught out in the field during the 1960s, have been brought together. The cuts on this record come from a specific group of Berbers known as the Kabyl (they speak a language of the same name, one which may belong to a linguistic family shared by Egyptian hieroglyphics). The Kabyl consider poetry and music to among the loftiest of art forms. A vibrant oral tradition has enabled these...

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The Berbers, who were forced into the mountains by an influx of Islamic Bedouin Arabs in the 7th century, are considered to be among the most ancient of North African societies. On this Folkways recording, five tracks of Berber music, caught out in the field during the 1960s, have been brought together. The cuts on this record come from a specific group of Berbers known as the Kabyl (they speak a language of the same name, one which may belong to a linguistic family shared by Egyptian hieroglyphics). The Kabyl consider poetry and music to among the loftiest of art forms. A...

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