Tamazight

Tamazight

 

a tribal group of the Berbers, living in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The Tamazights speak a dialect of the Berber language; many also speak Arabic. Their religion is Islam, and their basic occupations are mountain farming and goat and sheep raising. Some Tamazights work seasonally in the cities.

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The summer issue of Modern Poetry in Translation includes work by ten poets from the Maghreb, with poems translated from the standard Arabic, darija, and Tamazight:
En tout cas, lorsque, en tamazight, un mot n'est pas atteste d'origine arabe ou hebreux, il est naturel de penser qu'il est amazigh; a moins de le retracer dans une autre langue.
Le ministre a loue, par ailleurs, le role des medias et de la presse publics dans la promotion de la langue amazigh et de son patrimoine culturel, via la diffusion de divers programmes dont des emissions et des journaux d'information en langue tamazight, qui a, elle aussi, ete decretee par le president de la Republique comme langue nationale et officielle.
In 2002, the Berber language Tamazight was recognized as a national language in Algeria.
The issue of Tamazight (Imazighen/ Berber) language standardization is the main focus of work in Amazigh departments in Algerian universities.
In 2002, the government recognised Amazigh or Tamazight as a national language, meaning it could be taught officially in schools in Berber-speaking regions for the first time.
Au Maroc, les tribunaux demeurent le Saint Graal des militants amazighs qui souhaitent la legitimation institutionnelle du tamazight (langue berbere ou langue amazighe) et cherchent a mettre fin aux discriminations linguistiques et a la domination arabe dans les administrations.
The festival's program would reflect the cultural richness of the city as melting pot for Arab, Islamic and Tamazight cultures, Minister of Culture Nadia Labidi told Algerian Radio.
Despite of founding the royal institute of the Amazigh culture(IRCAM), and including the language in the Moroccan educational system, in addition to establishing a Tamazight TV station to set up a solid contact with the Berber audience, the Amazigh movement is still not pleased with these steps the state has taken so far.
In November 2013, Ibrarn TV's live studio and file-based playback was launched, via a Eutelsat link to Nile Sat at 7 degrees west (H 11525), with a variety of content primarily in the Tamazight language.
Karima Bouallal, La influencia del espanol en la lengua tamazight rifena (3 de mayo de 2014 / 14 de agosto de 2014)
The Amazigh language and script Tamazight, which is distinct from Arabic, were officially banned and could not be taught in schools.