1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

The Amazigh which means "free humans"

Reader comment on item: Berbers as Anti-Islamists and Anti-Arab Nationalists

Submitted by Ynnatchkah (United States), Mar 2, 2009 at 03:11

This was the first time ever I heard about Berbers.

Reading at http://phoenicia.org/berber.html they say:

The Amazigh which means "free humans" or "free men" are known to the world as Berbers. In fact, the word Berbers is offensive to these ancient inhabitants of North Africa and the Sahara desert. The name "Berber" is another one of many peccadilloes of the Romans who threw names at people left and right. They, along with the Greeks referred to every people they could not understand with the same unintelligible Berber language whether they were in the East or the West.

They are Muslims but Non Arabs.

Indeed if you listen to their music, for example what found at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRjD61TcfbQ

One sees the absolute beauty. And their language is so more melodic in words, also the melodic phrase so much softer...

Also on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFCF-R55xhc&feature=related is kind of melismatic like Arab music but much softer.

Also, http://www.amazigh-voice.com/associations.htm

Indeed a priceless culture- beautiful people- that shall be supported endorsed and emphasized by Washington.

Thank You DR. Pipes for this invaluable article....Thanks a Lot.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to The Amazigh which means "free humans" by Ynnatchkah

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)