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1% of Tunisian population make Berbers. They are known for living in troglodytes - houses which consist of a courtyard, 5 to 10 meters deep from which a labyrinth of small rooms are cut into the soft rock and interconnected by narrow passageways. Access is through a sloping tunnel or by a ladder which could be removed in time of danger.
This type of home was made famous by serving as the setting for the film "Star Wars".
Matmata, named after the Berber tribe that inhabits the region is the largest of the troglodyte communities.

See in WS where they live and sleep...

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