Some were nomadic traders, while others were pastoralists, traveling with herds. Most, however, were simply farmers who lived in remote regions of North Africa. Following the consolidation of Islam, Arab invaders swept through North Africa, bringing their culture, language, and religion with them.
Accordingly, what is Amazigh culture?
Free People: The Imazighen of North Africa. We are called Amazigh, plural Imazighen, a word which means “free people” in the Indigenous Tamazight language. Among outsiders, the more common – though incorrect – name for Imazighen is Berber, a term that is largely rejected by Imazighen for its negative connotations.
Subsequently, question is, what race are the Berbers? The majority of Berbers are now Sunni Muslim. The Berber identity is usually wider than language and ethnicity and encompasses the entire history and geography of North Africa. Berbers are not an entirely homogeneous ethnicity, and they include a range of societies, ancestries and lifestyles.
Similarly, it is asked, what were the Berbers known for?
Berber, self-name Amazigh, plural Imazighen, any of the descendants of the pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa. The Berbers live in scattered communities across Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mali, Niger, and Mauritania.
What does Berber mean in Morocco?
The Berber people. Also called Imazighen(in antiquity, known asLibyans by the Greeks), the Berber are the indigenous people of North Africa, west of the Nile Valley. Many Berbers call themselves some variant of the word Imazighen (singular: Amazigh), possibly meaning “free people” or “free and noble men”.