Ethnic groups: Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1%
note: almost all Algerians are Berber in origin, not Arab; the minority who identify themselves as Berber live mostly in the mountainous region of Kabylie east of Algiers; the Berbers are also Muslim but identify with their Berber rather than Arab cultural heritage; Berbers have long agitated, sometimes violently, for autonomy; the government is unlikely to grant autonomy but has offered to begin sponsoring teaching Berber language in schools
Definition: This entry provides an ordered listing of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of April 17, 2006
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