Arabization and linguistic domination: Berber and Arabic in the North of Africa

@inproceedings{Tilmatine2015ArabizationAL,
  title={Arabization and linguistic domination: Berber and Arabic in the North of Africa},
  author={Mohand Tilmatine},
  year={2015}
}
Due to Arab territorial expansion in the Middle Ages and the diffusion of Islam and the Qur’an, Arabic spread across all North Africa. After the North African countries became independent in the twentieth century, the ideological choices of these countries led to a policy of Arabisation of the Berberophones of Morocco, Algeria and Libya. While those of Tunisia have practically disappeared, the surviving Amazigh populations try to resist and save their language by claiming linguistic rights. In… 

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