Modern Berber Personalities:
- Solaiman al-Barouni: Berber from Yefren, Nafousa Mountain, Libya: creator of the first republic in the Arab World: the Tripoli Republic.
- Jean Amrouche, (1906–1962) writer and Taos Amrouche’s brother.
- Taos Amrouche: powerful Algerian writer and singer (1913-1976).
- Said Sifaw al-Mah’rouq: Libyan Berber scholar, poet, writer, activist, and linguist, from Jado, Nafousa Mountain.
- Mohammed Bessaoud: Algerian spiritual father of Berberism.
- Hocine Aït Ahmed: Algerian revolutionary fighter and secularist politician.
- Saïd Sadi: Algerian politician.
- Ali Yahya Mua’amar: Libyan Abadi Scholar.
- Mouloud Feraoun: Algerian writer assassinated by the OAS.
- Mouloud Mammeri: Algerian writer, anthropologist and linguist.
- Salem Chaker: Algerian Berberist, writer, linguist, cultural and political activist.
- Sidi Said: leader of the Algerian syndicat of workers: UGTA.
- Khalida Toumi: Algerian feminist and secularist.
- Ahmed Ouyahia: Prime Minister of Algeria.
- Belaïd Abrika: one of the spokesmen of the Arouch.
- Nordine Ait Hamouda: secularist politician and son of Colonel Amirouche.
- Driss Jettou: Prime Minister of Morocco.
- Lalla Fatma n Soumer: female worrior (Amazon) who led western Kabylie in battle against French troops.
- Kateb Yacine: writer founder of the berberiste mouvement.
- Mohamed Chafik: Moroccan writer; IRCAM.
- Tahar Djaout: writer and journalist assassinated by the GIA in 1993.
- Si Mohand: Kabyle poet.
- Fidel Castro (Cuba: his mother was a Berber from the Canary Islands).
- Morocco’s King Mohammed VI (the monarchy’s mother was a Berber).
- Zinedine Zidane: Kabyle Berber Nesmenser; Zuwarah, Libya.
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