First class of students to graduate in Amazigh language

First class of students to graduate in amazigh language

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “First class of students to graduate in Amazigh language” – below is their description.

The Amazigh, or Berbers, are the original inhabitants of Libya, with their own flag, language and culture.

For decades, they were repressed under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi. However, now they are getting the chance to celebrate their culture as a group of college students has just become the first to graduate in the Amazigh language.

Al Jazeera’s Malik Traina reports from western Libya.

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In This Story: Libya

Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest.

The sovereign state is made of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over three million of Libya’s seven million people. The second-largest city is Benghazi, which is located in eastern Libya.

Libya became independent as a kingdom in 1951. A military coup in 1969 overthrew King Idris I. Parts of Libya are currently split between rival Tobruk and Tripoli-based governments, as well as various tribal and Islamist militias.

Libya is a member of the United Nations (since 1955), the Non-Aligned Movement, the Arab League, the OIC and OPEC. The country’s official religion is Islam, with 96.6% of the Libyan population being Sunni Muslims.

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