Amazigh is the name of the original inhabitants of North Africa, also known by the name of Bereber, Imazighen have been subjected to various religious beliefs: their own pantheistic concepts; the polytheistic dogmas of the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans; and the three major monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. From the thirteenth century, most imazighen have professed the Islamic faith. Today the Amazigh people show
great ethnic and cultural diversity, with language, roots and history, in the social context the dances, songs and music Amazigh are different from the Arab tradition; its functionality is detached from the religious and is linked to pleasure and fun.
Contrary to popular romantic image that portrays the berber people as people nomadic crossing the desert on camels, really its fundamental task is the practice of sedentary agriculture in the mountains and valleys along North Africa.
Amazigh cuisine varies by region, but traditional dishes include couscous and tagine. Couscous, a mixture of wheat semolina popular today in various parts of the world, is believed to be originally from the amazigh people. The tagine is a kind of stew cooked in a heavy clay pot.
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