Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Al-Jazeera on Libyan Berbers

Al-Jazeera English reports on Amazigh speakers in Libya.

Although the language appears not to be endangered (Ethnologue reports the language to have at least 2,540,000 speakers in Algeria, and it isn't included on the UNESCO list, notably, ehtnologue does not list any speakers in Libya); this clip describes attempts by the Libyan Government to stamp it out, and a new radio station, newspaper, and school class in the language. All coming into existence since the recent uprising.

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