Kabylia

Kabylia

 

the general name for the strongly dissected mountain massifs on the Mediterranean coast in Algeria, between Algiers and Annaba. The massifs are composed chiefly of Paleozoic deposits and metamorphosed granite intrusions and have an average elevation of 800–1, 200 m. The region comprises the massifs (from west to east) Grande Kabylie, including the Djurd-jura chain in the south (highest point, 2, 308 m); Petite Kabylie, including the Babor massifs (highest point 2, 004 m); Kabylie de Collo; and Edough.

Kabylia, with an annual precipitation of 800–1, 700 mm, is themost humid region in Algeria. The subtropical evergreen forestshave been preserved only at elevations of more than 1, 200 m. Theinhabitants of the region, a Berber people called Kabyles, arechiefly engaged in agriculture (grain and fruit) and in livestockraising.

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Kabylia is a region in the North of Algeria, part of the Tell Atlas located at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea.
Due to its synfloristical and synecological characteristics, this grassland may correspond to the Dauco hispanici-Asteriscetum maritimi Wojterski 1988 (Wojterski, 1988), mentioned on the coast of Kabylia and the Alger region (Gehu & al, 1992; Khelifi & al, 2008).
For example, in Kabylia, a region of northeastern Algeria with a population of around 7.
Her publications include Village Matters: knowledge, politics and community in Kabylia, Algeria (James Currey, 2009) and Smugglers and Saints of the Sahara: regional connectivity in the twentieth century (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
The Djurdjura Mountains in Kabylia, Matoub's region, provided refuge for insurgents.
Only months after the Cremieux Decree, the northern mountainous region of Kabylia witnessed a fierce if brief guerilla uprising led by a local sheikh, Mohamed El-Mokrani.
There are also the long-running demands for Berber independence in the restive Kabylia region, a culturally distinct area in the mountains of northeast Algeria.
Berkane, the hero of the story and one of its narrators, disappears from a roadside in Kabylia in the same way that the French language "disappeared" from Algeria in the 1990s.
The region of Kabylia is one of the most picturesque in the country with the landscapes formed by hills canyons forests and olives groves.
He also studied the ethnology of Kabylia and wrote a reflective piece on the anthropology of Algeria.
In his view, Bourdieu's all-encompassing empirical accounts, especially of the Kabylia region of Algeria, where the latter conducted ethnographic fieldwork, fall significantly short.
A comparative study of the diets of two sympatric carnivores - The golden jackal (Canis aureus) and the common genet (Genetta genetta) - In Kabylia, Algeria.