Quick Answer: What Race Are Berbers?

Are Egyptians Arabs?

To an outsider, Egypt is in fact an Arab country.

The reality on the ground, though, is slightly different.

Many Egyptians prefer to call themselves Egyptians and some shun the Arab label completely.

So Egyptians are not genetically Arabs, but they may be so culturally and linguistically..

Where did the Moors come from?

Of mixed Arab, Spanish, and Amazigh (Berber) origins, the Moors created the Arab Andalusian civilization and subsequently settled as refugees in the Maghreb (in the region of North Africa) between the 11th and 17th centuries.

Where are the Berbers originally from?

Berber, self-name Amazigh, plural Imazighen, any of the descendants of the pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa. The Berbers live in scattered communities across Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mali, Niger, and Mauritania.

What is the race of Moroccans?

The overwhelming majority of Moroccans are of Arabs and Berber descent. Those who identify as Arab-Berbers are genetically nearly identical to non-Arab Berbers, suggesting that the processes of ‘Arabization’ were almost entirely cultural rather than genetic.

Are Berbers and Moors the same?

Berbers are an Afro-Asiatic ethnic group related to Jews and Arabs. Maghrebis is the Arabic term for North Africans. Moors are North Africans of mixed Arabic and Berber ancestry, some also have Black African,Jewish or other ancestry.

Is Morocco Arab or African?

Morocco is a Northern African country, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and the annexed Western Sahara. It is one of only three nations (along with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. A large part of Morocco is mountainous.