1, 2950 marks the Amazigh new year. The origin of Yennayer
refers to the first mention of the Amazigh people in historical
records: the founding by Amazigh Pharaoh Sheshonq I of the
22nd pharaonic dynasty in 950 BC, followed by the 23rd and
24th Amazigh pharaonic dynasties, over 200 years (950 BC-712
BC) of Amazigh rule in ancient Egypt. by Salah Badjou.
Toponymie is a science which studies places names (toponymes). It seeks their meaning, their etymology, but also their transformation throughout the centuries. We deal here with the toponymie of Tamazgha (North Africa):
Toponame: Misour Signification: la terre sans rochers Explication: Amisour qui provient de Amizour : terme composé de « am » : qui et « izour » : épais. Le terme qui veut dire «qui est épais » c’est à dire le sol. Il désigne la région à sol épais c-à-d la terre sans rochers.
Anyone who wishes to include an article to help educate people about the Amazigh--the language, culture, the people's struggles for the right to self-identification in North Africa--is welcome and encouraged to send the document to info@amazighWorld.org (read more)
Tinirawin of M’hamid el Ghizlane/Morocco “A thousand miles from their homeland in northern Mali, across a vast expanse of desert, the music of Tinariwen has found shelter in the hearts of six young musicians from M’hamid el Ghizlane. They were only boys when the desert rockers first visited their home, back in 2006, but they saw an immediate reflection of their own dreams and aspirations in the music they heard.... Full story
Morocco: Amazigh praises Trump and reminds him to honor his commitments to eradicate sources of terrorism In its press release issued on Nov 10, 2016, the national federation of Amazigh Associations in Morocco (FNAA) had sent a letter ? one copy of which is received by Amazighworld website - to the new US President Donald Trump to congratulate him on his democratic election as head of the US Executive. The Federation also reminded the US President to keep its commitments in the fight against terrorism. The statement said: "during your electoral campaign you promised the American people and through it to the different peoples of the world to eradicate the roots of this radical and murderous Islamic ideology”. The full press release follows:... Full story
Eighth annual Amazigh film festival : BOSTON, MA.US We are pleased to announce the forthcoming eighth annual presentation of the AMAZIGH FILM FESTIVAL, a project of the Tazzla Institute for Cultural Diversity. Our mission, since the day of its inception in 2008, has been to showcase indigenous North African Amazigh (Berber and Tuareg) films, actors, directors, producers, and artists in the United States.... Full story
Amazigh woman of Tiznit (South of Morocco) (visit)
Azawan / Music
Yedjis n rrif inu
Ad awen inigh
Abrid i ysennanen
Books / Idlisen
Agad n tidt
The literary and poetic Amazigh field has been enriched recently by the publication of a new collection of poems by the poet Taieb Amgroud.
This collection entitled "agad n tidt" or the egg of truth comprising 31 poems on 60 pages is the second for the author after "inagan" which is being published by Ircam.
THOSE ARE descriptions of this collection of poems:
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Who took power over Morocco? Here is a video about the Moroccan Health Minister Madame Yasmina Badou of the Family of prime minister. She couldn't stop laughing while she had to answer a deputy's question about the Leishmaniose disease common and sometimes epidemic in the region of Tafilalt Morocco. This gives you an idea about who's in charge of arabe government who took power over Morocco.
Silence in North Afrique we arabize Amazigh poeple, the process work perfectly it can sound genocide but in the name of Allah all thing is ok, . In Morocco ; In Algeria ; In Lybia-Siwa
Arabization and linguistic politics in North Africa : in Morocco ; Algeria ; in Tunisia. Poeples in North Africa must always assume arabic face identity that we impose ?
Arabisme, what that that means?
Manifeste d'arabisation du Maroc du 23 Mai 1970. Les 493 intelectuels et hommes politiques de la gauche et de droite qui avaient demandé la déstruction d'un patrimoine de l'humanité qui est l'identité Amazighe!!
Pour mieux comprendre l'histoire du Maroc lire ce dossier spécial sur l'avant et l'aprés le dahir dit berbére. De 1914 à 2003 des documents historiques inédits. Les protégés de la France, l'angleterre, le wahabisme, le dahir de my youssef de 1914 et celui de Med V de 1930 .. ect