6 January 2016, Dr Lameen Souag; Jabal al-Lughat
On 5 January 2016, Ouyahia made an announcement with momentous implications for Algerian language policy: the revised constitution that they’ve been working on is to make Tamazight (Berber) official.
Article 3b. Tamazight is also a national and official language. The State shall work to promote and develop it in all of its linguistic variety used within the national territory.
The extent to which this idea has become mainstream is as much a victory for one of the most justifiable demands of the Amazigh movement as the new article itself is.
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