Berber people facts for kids

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Berbers, Amazighs | Imaziɣn
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Total population
c. more than 30 million Berber speakers; 40 m. Arabic speakers
Regions with significant populations

Morocco: 17 million (60% of total pop.)
Algeria: 13 m (40% of total pop.).
Mali: 800,000
Niger: 750,000
Mauritania: 680,000
Libya: 470,000

Europe: 4 million
Languages
Berber languages
Maghrebi Arabic
Religion
Islam (mostly Sunni), Christianity, Judaism
Related ethnic groups
Ancient Egyptian people, Semitic people, Iberian people

Berbers (also called Amazighs, "free men") are an ethnic group found natively in the countries of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia in North Africa, and also found as immigrants in many countries, especially France. Berbers usually speak the Berber language. Berbers were both nomadic and land owners according to the region they live in. Most Berbers are Muslims.

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