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  • Mar 08, 2012
  • 01:17 PM

Tunisia: Amazighs Push to Institutionalize Language and Culture

Houda Mzioudet / AllAfrica.com
The Amazigh language is rich and spoken in different dialects. Therefore, speakers at the conference advocated that a standardized version of the language be instituted for all Amazighs. The official number of Tunisian Amazighs, who speak their ancestral Tamazight language, is 1% of the whole Tunisian population, including scattered communities in the towns of Matmata, Tataouine, and the island of Djerba.

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