Takkyu_Ishino
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Origin Of Berbers

Fri Feb 08, 2002 9:53 am

some time ago, i was talking to one of my friends and he mentioned that Moroccans and algerians are not arabs.
he said that Moroccans are apparently berbers who have origins in the celtic culture and may be of Jewish origin.
Bambicruz,as moroccan yourself can can you enlight on the origin of berbers? and is it true that Moroccans are not Arabs? If so, how come they they speak arabic...
Thanks
 
flight152
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RE: Origin Of Berbers

Fri Feb 08, 2002 10:04 am

My family room has Berber Carpeting...errr...thats not what your talking about..  Laugh out loud
 
Takkyu_Ishino
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RE: Origin Of Berbers

Fri Feb 08, 2002 10:08 am

good for you is it for sale ?  Smokin cool
 
flight152
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RE: Origin Of Berbers

Fri Feb 08, 2002 10:11 am

Why would it be for sale? It is covering the floor....
 
DeltaJAX
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RE: Origin Of Berbers

Fri Feb 08, 2002 3:14 pm

Would Tunisians be Berbers as well?
 
Hoffa
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RE: Origin Of Berbers

Fri Feb 08, 2002 3:26 pm

The origins of the Berber tribes are very mysterious indeed. While most of today's Sephardic Jews were originally Berber tribesmen or descendants of Berbers, this does not mean the Berbers were Diaspora Jews---more likely they originated in the Kingodms of West Africa and migrated northward intermingling with Phoenician and Carthaginian culture over the years.

Berbers are certainly not Arabs. To some extent they were assimilated by the Arab and Muslim invading hordes circa 750AD, but it was Berber tribesmen (as new Muslim converts) that led the war into Europe (Andalusia, etc). But Berber loyalty to the Arabs was always fickle---loyalty was to tribe above all else.

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