Nevertheless, since Africanus wrote in Latin and Italian where 'niger' means 'black,' he could very well have used the word to refer to the people who live around the river, although Berbers
are not and have never been dark-skinned.
Bennison shows how "the era of the Berber
empires stands out as a formative two centuries in the Islamic west, which transformed its politics, society, and religious culture, and enabled the Berbers
to stand tall as one of the great peoples of medieval Islam" (p.
Before becoming a hotel in 1969, the "Star Wars" dwelling was a traditional home used by indigenous Berbers
. The Berbers
played a major role in the history of North Africa and Europe after forming powerful alliances with Romans and Arabs.
Despite this progress, the fight for preservation is not over for the 13 million Berbers
living in the North African country of Algeria.
Nearby is a museum, with local artifacts defiantly labeled in the once-banned script, items bearing the distinctive geometric patterns that Berbers
say are part of their heritage.
Its inhabitants moved on, replaced by the Berbers
, a migrating tribe from Arabia.
A reprint from 2006, this reference consists of alphabetically organized entries on the Berbers
, or Imazighen, of northern Africa.
The population of the Atlas Mountains consists predominantly of Berbers
whom, according to initial information, do not drink alcohol, but Todor was determined to prove that myth false and catch them red-handed.
The embassy in Algiers distributed hundreds of paper and audio copies of the Quran amongst Berber
tribes, which will allow thousands of non-Arabic speaking Berbers
to understand the Quran.
Hoffman integrates several rhizomes of argument that come together in the focal point of the book which is, as quoted in the back-cover of the book, to document Moroccan Berbers
' everyday strategies to "accommodate themselves to an Arabic-speaking society while retaining their own distinctive identity."
The central focus is the history of the Berbers
and their relation with the Arab invaders, as the Ibadis were primarily a Berber
reaction to, or rather adaptation into, the Arab-dominated Islam.
We'd already performed a Monty Python-style Nativity play and sung every Christmas carol we could remember, but the hokey cokey had proved to be the Berbers