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Morocco
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The Arabic name of Morocco is al-Mamlaka al-maġribīya (“The Western Kingdom”). The name Morocco derives from Marrakesh (Arab. Marrākuš). The country is located at the intersection or Europe, the Middle East, and West Africa. A clear ethnic distinction between Berbers and Arabs is not always possible. Some 60% of the population speak Arabic, the rest Berber languages.

Obscurity still surrounds many aspects of the cultural, political, economic, and religious life of the population before the arrival of the Arabs and Islam in the 7th and 8…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Morocco”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13638>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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