In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Arabic encroached gradually, spreading through the areas most accessible to migrants and conquerors, but Berber remained the mother tongue in many rural areas.
- Arabic and Berber are the languages most spoken in day-to-day life.
- It was created for writing the Arabic language, but has been adapted to such diverse languages as Persian, Turkish, Spanish, Hebrew, Urdu, Berber, Malay, and Swahili.
- The first people to have contact with the Berbers were probably the Phoenicians, who invaded northern Africa in the twelfth century B.C.E.
- More than 90 percent of the population identify themselves as Arab, with most of the remaining minority composed of Berbers and black Africans.
- Modern Tunisians are the descendants of indigenous Berbers and of people from numerous civilizations that have invaded, migrated to, and been assimilated into the population over the millennia.
- The London-based company provide interpreters in more than 100 languages, from the well-known including French and German, to the more obscure such as Berber and Tagalog.
- Like the Berbers of North Africa they are known for an uncomplicated, open and honest style of life which is combined with such a passion for trading that Haussa has become the lingua franca of merchants over a wide area of central Africa.
- They were all yelling at him in French and Arabic and Berber.
- Hassaniya is a mixture of Arabic and Berber and is the language of the white Maurs and the Haratin.
- After the first invasion of 711, the Muslim forces, mostly made up of Berbers from North Africa but largely led by Arabs, swept through the country.
- Not surprisingly, you'll get a better deal if you bring a friend who speaks Arabic or Berber.
- At the high water mark of the first Muslim expansion, in the early 8th century, an army of North African Berbers under Arab generalship overran the Iberian peninsula and established a Muslim kingdom.
- It is believed that the Tuareg are descendants of the North African Berbers, and that they originated in the Fezzan region of Libya.
- The trip will be led by a multi-lingual (English, French, Berber and Arabic speaking) guide, local cooks and mules (which carry gear and food).
- We heard stories about the battles between the Berbers and the Almoravids.
- In 711 the peninsula was separated dramatically from the rest of Europe by an invasion of Arabs and Berbers from North Africa.
- North Africa has a lot of Berbers, who are Muslim but do not speak Arabic as their mother tongue.
- There were Copts and Berbers in North Africa when the Arabs came and Byzantine Christians when Turks entered Asia Minor.
- Her mother's world by contrast was hidden and private, and in it dialects of Arabic or Berber were spoken but were not usually written down.
- The Silbo, which is thought to have been brought to the island by Berbers from North Africa, condenses Spanish into two vowels and four consonants.
- Muslims, Jews and Christians, Arabs, Berbers and indigenous Spaniards all played a part in developing poetry, philosophy and music.
- Here, only the older people still speak Berber; the remainder speak Arabic and sometimes French, like the rest of Tunisia, which gained independence from France in 1956.
- Maybe eventually Berber will be an official language alongside Arabic in some North African countries.
- The Berbers are a non-Semitic people who have inhabited the north African coast since prehistoric times.
- Tuareg, Fulani, Berbers, Soninke, and Songhai lived side by side, in peace and harmony, bound together by their belief in Allah, the Qur'ân and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad.
- Maltese is the only European language in the Afro-Asiatic family, which includes Arabic, Hebrew, Berber, and Hausa.
- These results seem more consistent than previous ones with the known history of the Spanish occupation and the presumed relationship between the pre-occupation people and the North African Berbers.
- Before the Arab conquests, Berber was the chief spoken language.
- More Internet sites emphasizing modernism in Arabic, Farsi, Berber etc. are needed and people building them should be helped.
- There are similar differences of outlook, part cultural, part economic even between such apparently closely related peoples as the Berbers of North Africa, and between them and the Sub-Saharan peoples.
- In season, heads of unripe wheat or barley (in Berber, azenbo; in Arabic, frik,) may be gathered and dried over the fire so that they can be ground and made into a highly esteemed green couscous.
- By the end of the nineteenth century, Tunisians distinguished between Moors, Turks, Jews, Berbers, Andalusians, Arabs, and various sorts of Europeans.
- It has been settled by, and has absorbed attributes from, the Berbers, Arabs, Muslims, Jews, Christians, and Africans.
- Rather closer to home the Spanish also destroyed much of the culture of the Guanches, native inhabitants of the Canary Islands and descendants of the Berbers from nearby North Africa.
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