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Zemmour Arabic or Berber ?

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in response to reader comment: Zemmour is not an arabic name

Submitted by HILOUT PASCAL (France), Dec 2, 2021 at 00:39

Dear M. Pipes,

Zemmour and Azemmour are also toponyms in North Africa where olive trees are present.

The family of Zemmour tells us they where Berber (Amazigh) and that their name means olive tree and you want it to mean زمر يزمر تزميرا كالمزمار

You can find the same sounds (phonetics) in two different dictionaries. Which is the most appropriate one ?

I think we can do better and go deeper : zamar is no doubt a semitic word and I am sure it has what to do with a hebraïc origin, because Zemmour is a jewish northafrican and semitic family, so it has, from my point of view, more ties to the hebraïc origin.

Best regards
Pascal Hilout, born Mohamed

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