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Many Berbers call themselves some variant of the word Imazighen, meaning "free men".

The Berbers were a nomadic people who roamed the lands of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, following the seasons over their time-honoured routes.

As a means of protection against others who moved into their territories, the Berber tribes eventually established permanent villages.

However, unlike the Berbers of Morocco and Algeria, the tribes in Tunisia had few high mountains in which to hide, so they integrated quickly with the Arab invaders.

The Berber villages are mainly in the Southern part of Tunisia.

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