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Shluh

 

(also Chleuch), a Berber people inhabiting the western part of the High Atlas and the Anti Atlas in Morocco. The Shluh live in the valleys of the Sous and Tensift rivers along with the Arab population. They number about 2 million (1975, estimate).

The Shluh are subdivided into separate groups, including the Aghbar, Fruga, Glawa, Ksima, Menaba, and Mtuga. They speak a language of the Berber group, and some also speak Arabic. The religion is Islam. The main occupations are mountain farming and transhumant livestock breeding of sheep and goats.

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Inhabiting the mountain regions and parts of the deserts, the Berbers are roughly divided into three groups according to dialect: those in the Rif region speak mainly Riffian; in the High-Atlas, they speak Chleuh; while the dominant group in the Middle Atlas speak Amazigh (also known as Tamazight or Braber).
Rather, it deals with Berbers (Chleuh), a people inhabiting North Africa since, it is surmised, 3000 B.C.E.
Her father had died during a Chleuh caravan trek, just prior to her birth.
Then there was a gate we didn't bother with, where every day there are two complete circles of Chleuh boys dancing, exactly as at Marrakech.
Parmi ces grandes familles ont peut citer: Les Ben Wahab - Boularef-Mohamed Khattra - Ben Taleb -- Kettani -- Laraibi - Brahim Cheikh - Mourabi Hamouche - Mokhtar Chleuh - Bachir Ben Omar et les Ben Barka qui etaient les plus prosperes et qui n'ont jamais accepte de prendre la nationalite francaise malgre les pressions qu'ils subissaient.