Morocco's population is composed of two major ethnic groups: the indigenous Amazighen (Berbers) and the Arabs, who arrived in the 8th century bringing Islam with them. There has been so much intermarriage between Amazighen and Arabs since then that distinctions are largely meaningless.
Prior to the mass exodus of Jews between 1948 and 1967, Morocco also had a population of over 250,000 Jews. Fewer than 5,000 now remain. Evidence of Jewish culture can still be seen in the older towns, especially in the mellah (Jewish quarter).
Click the Play button to hear a Berber man singing as he shapes pieces of marble. Wonderful singing.
Marrakech is totally bonkers!
Dear Max ,
Well what can I say about Marrakech. It's totally bonkers but in an exhilarating and vibrant way. Despite my reservations about traveling by Easyjet the journey was quite civilised, especially with the speedy boarding option you included for us. We were met at the airport on time for our transfer to Les Yeux Blue by ...
Carline Donald, travelled to Marrakech with Lawrence of Morocco in March 2014.
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