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Riffians also known as “Berbers of Morocco” Pitek, Emily


The Berbers are a group of agro-pastoralists residing primairly in Northern Africa, and are united by the shared use of the Berber language. This entry focuses more specifically on the Riffians of Morocco, who are Sunni Muslims of the Maliki school. In the case of the Riffians, the religious group is coterminous with the society itself, as religion, politics, and culture are interwoven. This entry focuses on Morocco ca. 1926, when Morocco was a French Protectorate (1912-1956). Principal ethnographic sources have limited details on supernatural beings (Allah, specifically).

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