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Old December 8th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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KABYLIA: Land Of Beauty and Freedom

At the requests of some forumers here I'm opening this thread about this special place in MENA.

Intro: From Wiki

The Kabyles or Kabylians (in Kabyle language: Iqvayliyen) are the largest homogenous Algerian cultural community and they consider themselves exclusively Berber. Their traditional homeland is Kabylie (or Kabylia) in the northeast of Algeria. It is part of the Atlas Mountains and is located at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea.

Berbers are one of the 2 constitutional recognized nations of Algeria (Arabs representing the other one). Nowadays, Kabyles represent nearly 80% of the total Berber population of Algeria, and both concepts seems to be assimilated in this country.

Kabyles speak the Kabyle variety of Tamazight, the generic name for the Berber languages. Since the Berber Spring in 1980, they have been at the forefront of the fight for the official recognition of the Berber language and secularism ("laïcité") in Algeria.

The traditional religion of Kabyles is Christianity, including Donatism and Arianism heritage. Since the 19th century, they're are a vast nominal Sunni Muslim community. Recently, there has also been a rapidly growing Protestant (chiefly evanglical) community among the Kabyles.

Amoung Kabyle Muslims, the main tradition is Maraboutism, a version of heterogenous Islam mixing sunni tradition and many Kabyle cultural elements.

However, Kabyle society is known for its strong secular tradition. Religious cleavages plays minor role in political and social life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabyle_people

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Old December 8th, 2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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Old December 8th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #3
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Thank you, this is what you should have done from the start. Very nice and colourful people BTW.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #4
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whats the size of ur proposed kabylia country? and if possible....are there any pics of kabyle girls in bikini?
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Old December 8th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #5
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Thank you, this is what you should have done from the start. Very nice and colourful people BTW.
Thanks but it doesn't change what I believe. I vote YES for Kabylian autonomy

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whats the size of ur proposed kabylia country? and if possible....are there any pics of kabyle girls in bikini?
Kabylia is about the same size and population of Lebanon.

I will try to find the pictures you want - though it's not the main purpose of the thread :P
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Old December 8th, 2010, 09:01 PM   #6
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Thanks but it doesn't change what I believe. I vote YES for Kabylian autonomy
That's not my problem, I just get annoyed when nationalism hijacks threads on SSC, this thread on the other hand is patriotism, and I'm fine with that.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #7
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Some Basic Kabyle language:

Hello: Azul
Good Morning: Ass amegaz
Good Evening: Tamedit Igerzen
How are you: Amek tellit
Thank you: Tanmirt
Welcome: Ansuf
Bye: Ar Tufat / Ar Timlilit
Love: Tayri
Freedom: Tilleli
Friendship: Tamdukelt
Peace: Talwit
Handome: Acevhan
Beautiful: Tacevhant
Good: Axlaf
Bad: Diri
Yes: Eh
No: Ela
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Old December 8th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #8
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Nice photos, the children are beautiful! Didn't know Zidane was from there...
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Old December 8th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #9
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He's my cousin. My aunt married into his family.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 11:16 PM   #10
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He's my cousin. My aunt married into his family.
Wow, what I would give to have just one autograph from him
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Old December 8th, 2010, 11:24 PM   #11
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Wow, what I would give to have just one autograph from him
hmm I never thought of getting one! I will stop by his house in Kabylia sometime
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Old December 9th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #12
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lots of T's in the lenguage....and the place/people look very good, it reminds me of the Venezuelan Andes (less the beach)
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Old December 9th, 2010, 01:32 AM   #13
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Old December 9th, 2010, 04:55 AM   #14
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I wish my countrymen could see your pictures. They have no idea what is going on. It is very unfortunate that you don't promote your cause through the proper American channels and let the world/America know of your aspirations.
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Old December 9th, 2010, 05:00 AM   #15
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Wow Russel, you seem....different. Is everything OK? What's going on? I am worried about you.
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Old December 9th, 2010, 06:11 AM   #16
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Nice threadh and pics!
Is there any persecution of Kabyles?
the rest of the Algerian people hate them, or is it rare?
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Old December 9th, 2010, 06:45 AM   #17
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Wow Russel, you seem....different. Is everything OK? What's going on? I am worried about you.
Please play your games with your..................you know. I am and have always been very consistent.
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Old December 9th, 2010, 07:54 AM   #18
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Beautiful! Please keep sharing photos Kameel!
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Old December 9th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #19
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Very nice place!!!!
i always knew Berbers are part of that place,but to be honest,never thought they look that European :S
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Old December 9th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #20
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don't trigger him lol

Very nice area, too bad the place isn't touristy.
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