Religions and Ethnicity - Algeria

Algeria : Religions and Ethnicity
ReligionsSunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
Ethnic groupsArab-Berber 99%, European less than 1%
although almost all Algerians are Berber in origin (not Arab), only a minority identify themselves as Berber, about 15% of the total population; these people 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
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Datasource: CIA - The World Factbook