Berbers (Amazigh) are the indigenous people of Morocco and Northern Africa. Most figures put the Berber population of Morocco at around 40 percent of the nation’s 32 million people, though almost 80 percent of the country claims at least some Berber heritage. Berbers have their own language, Tamazight, a very old language. The Berber languages have had a written tradition for over 2000 years, they are written in the Tifinagh alphabet, the oldest dated inscription is from about 200 BC.

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