Monthly Archives: March 2018

Amazigh awakening: Libya’s largest minority wants to be recognized

[ad_1] The Amazighs, or Berbers, Libya’s largest minority group, suffered harsh treatment under Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. Gaddafi’s so-called Cultural Revolution in 1973 criminalized Amazigh traditions, banned the use of their native language, Tamazight, and declared Amazighs to be Arabs despite being indigenous to the country. For Gaddafi, the Amazighs represented …

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