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Political-Social Movements: Ethnic and Minority: North Africa
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The Berber cultural movement is the most significant minority sociopolitical movement to emerge from North Africa's rich racial, ethnic, and religious landscape. Berberophones constitute approximately 25 percent of the population of Algeria and 40 percent of Morocco. With roots stretching back to the 1920s, the contemporary movement consists of a diffuse network of activists organized into cultural associations and political parties primarily located in Algeria (especially Kabylia), Morocco, and…

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Silverstein, Paul A., “Political-Social Movements: Ethnic and Minority: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0128c>
First published online: 2009

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