The crackdown has occurred despite the Amazigh achieving greater recognition in recent years, including in the constitution. A 2016 amendment declared Tamazight, the Berber language, Algeria’s second official language after Arabic, and recognized ‘Amazighness’ as a part of the national identity. In 2018, the Amazigh new year was designated as a public holiday.
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As Algeria Forges New Political Future, the Amazigh Will Play a Central Role
In Libya, the Amazighs fight for their rights, but risk getting caught in the country’s ongoing and bloody conflict