This article is about the North African subregion. For mandatory Islamic evening prayer, see Maghrib
Through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, English sources often referred to the region as the Barbary Coast
or the Barbary States
, a term derived from the demonym of the Berbers
Sometimes, the region is referred to as the Land of the Atlas
, referring to the Atlas Mountains
, which are located within it.
In Berber languages
, the word "Tamazgha
" is used to refer to the Maghreb region plus the smaller parts of Mali
and the Spanish Canary Islands
that have traditionally been inhabited by the Berbers
The Maghreb is usually defined as encompassing much of the northern part of Africa, including a large portion of the Sahara Desert
, but excluding Egypt
, which are considered to be located in the Mashriq
— the eastern part of the Arab world. The traditional definition of the Maghreb — which restricted its scope to the Atlas Mountains and the coastal plains of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya — was expanded in modern times to include Mauritania and the disputed territory of Western Sahara. During the era of Al-Andalus
on the Iberian Peninsula
(711–1492), the Maghreb's inhabitants — the Muslim Berbers, or Maghrebi
— were known by Europeans as the "Moors
Before the establishment of modern nation states in the region during the 20th century, the Maghreb
most commonly referred to a smaller area, between the Mediterranean Sea
and the Atlas Mountains in the south. It often also included the territory of eastern Libya, but not modern Mauritania. As recently as the late 19th century, the term "Maghreb" was used to refer to the Western Mediterranean
region of coastal North Africa in general, and to Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, in particular.
During the rule of the Berber
kingdom of Numidia
, the region was somewhat unified as an independent political entity. This period was followed by one of the Roman Empire
's rule or influence. The Germanic Vandals
invaded after that, followed by the equally brief re-establishment of a weak Roman rule by the Byzantine Empire
. The Islamic Caliphates
came to power under the Umayyad Caliphate
, the Abbasid Caliphate
and the Fatimid Caliphate
. The most enduring rule was that of the local Berber empires of the Ifranid dynasty
(Also Called Emirate of Tlemcen
with as leader abu qurra the berbers called him "caliph" Ibn Khaldun explain it in his book kitab al ibar), Almoravid dynasty
, Almohad Caliphate
, Hammadid dynasty
, Zirid dynasty
, Marinid dynasty
, Zayyanid dynasty
, Hafsid dynasty
and Wattasid dynasty
, extending from the 8th to 13th centuries. The Ottoman Empire
for a period also controlled parts of the region.
Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia established the Arab Maghreb Union in 1989 to promote cooperation and economic integration
in a common market
. It was envisioned initially by Muammar Gaddafi
as a superstate
The union included Western Sahara implicitly under Morocco's membership,
and ended Morocco's long cold war with Algeria over this territory. However, this progress was short-lived, and the union is now dormant.
Tensions between Algeria and Morocco over Western Sahara re-emerged, reinforced by the unsolved border dispute between the two countries. These two main conflicts have hindered progress on the union's joint goals and practically made it inactive as a whole.
The instability in the region and growing cross-border security threats revived calls for regional cooperation. In May 2015 foreign ministers of the Arab Maghreb Union declared a need for coordinated security policy at the 33rd session of the follow-up committee meeting; this revived hope of some form of cooperation.
The toponym maghrib
is a geographical term that the Muslim Arabs gave to the region extending from Alexandria
in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. Etymologically it means both the western place/land
and the place where the sun sets
. It is composed of the prefix ma−
, which makes a noun out of the verb root
, and غرب (gharaba, to set
, as in setting sun
) (from gh-r-b root (غ-ر-ب)).
Muslim historians and geographers divided the region into three areas: al-Maghrib al-Adna
(the near Maghrib), which included the lands extending from Alexandria
to Tarabulus (modern-day Tripoli
) in the west; al-Maghrib al-Awsat
(the middle Maghrib), which extended from Tripoli to Bijaya (Béjaïa
); and al-Maghrib al-Aqsa
(the far Maghrib), which extended from Tahart (Tiaret
) to the Atlantic Ocean.
They disagreed, however, over the definition of the eastern boundary. Some authors place it at the sea of Kulzum (the Red Sea
) and thus include Egypt
and the country of Barca
in the Maghrib. Ibn Khaldun
does not accept this definition because, he says, the inhabitants of the Maghreb do not consider Egypt and Barca as forming part of Maghrib. The latter commences only at the province of Tripoli
and includes the districts of which the country of the Berbers was composed in former times. Later Maghribi writers repeated the definition of Ibn Khaldun, with a few variations in details.
As of 2017 the term Maghrib is still used in opposition to Mashriq
in a sense near to that which it had in medieval times, but it also denotes simply Morocco
when the full al-Maghrib al-Aksa
is abbreviated. Certain politicians seek a political union of the North African countries, which they call al-Maghrib al-Kabir
(the grand Maghrib) or al-Maghrib al-Arabi
(the Arab Maghrib).
Speakers of Berber languages
call this region Tamazɣa
, which translates to "land of the Berbers").
Since the second half of the twentieth century, this term has been popularized by activists promoting Berberism
Maghreb head ornament (Morocco)
Partially isolated from the rest of the continent by the Atlas Mountains (stretching from present-day Morocco to present-day Tunisia) and by the Sahara desert, inhabitants of the northern parts of the Berber world have long had commercial and cultural ties across the Mediterranean Sea to the inhabitants of the regions of Southern Europe
and Western Asia
. These trade relations date back at least to the Phoenicians
in the 1st millennium BC. (According to tradition, the Phoenicians founded their colony of Carthage
(in present-day Tunisia) c.
Phoenicians and Carthaginians arrived for trade. The main Berber and Phoenician settlements centered in the Gulf of Tunis
, Utica, Tunisia
) along the North African littoral
, between the Pillars of Hercules
and the Libyan coast east of ancient Cyrenaica
. They dominated the trade and intercourse of the Western Mediterranean
for centuries. Rome
's defeat of Carthage in the Punic Wars
(264 to 146 BC) enabled Rome to establish the Province of Africa
(146 BC) and to control many of these ports. Rome eventually took control of the entire Maghreb north of the Atlas Mountains. Rome was greatly helped by the defection of Massinissa
(later King of Numidia, r
. 202 – 148 BC) and of Carthage's eastern Numidian Massylii
client-allies. Some of the most mountainous regions, such as the Moroccan Rif
, remained outside Roman
control. Furthermore, during the rule of the Romans, Byzantines, Vandals and Carthaginians the Kabyle people were the only or one of the few in North Africa who remained independent.
The Kabyle people were incredibly resistible so much so that even during the Arab conquest of North Africa they still had control and possession over their mountains.
After the advent of Islam
in Mediterranean Africa in the period from 639 to 700 AD, Arabs
took control of the entire Maghreb region.
Main articles: Ifriqiya
, Umayyad Caliphate
, Abbasid Caliphate
, Idrisid dynasty
, Almoravid dynasty
, Kingdom of Africa
, Almohad Caliphate
, Hafsid dynasty
, Marinid dynasty
, Ziyyanid dynasty
, and Wattasid dynasty
The Arabs reached the Maghreb in early Umayyad
times. Islamic Berber kingdoms such as the Almohads
expansion and the spread of Islam
contributed to the development of trans-Saharan trade
. While restricted due to the cost and dangers, the trade was highly profitable. Commodities traded included such goods as salt, gold, ivory, and enslaved persons from sub-Saharan regions
. Arab control over the Maghreb was quite weak. Various Islamic variations, such as the Ibadis
and the Shia
, were adopted by some Berbers, often leading to scorning of Caliphal
control in favour of their own interpretation of Islam.
As a result of the invasion of the Banu Hilal
Arabs, the Arabic language
and dialects spread slowly without eliminating Berber. These Arabs had been set upon the Berbers by the Fatimids
in punishment for their Zirid
former Berber clients who defected and abandoned Shiism
in the 12th century. Throughout this period, the Berber world most often was divided into three states, roughly corresponding to modern Morocco, western Algeria, and eastern Algeria and Tunisia
. The Maghreb region was occasionally briefly unified, as under the Almohad
Berber empire, Fatimids
and briefly under the Zirids
. The Hammadids
also managed to conquer land in all countries in the Maghreb region. 
Early modern history
1707 map of northwest Africa by Guillaume Delisle
, including the Maghreb After the Middle Ages, the Ottoman Empire
loosely controlled the area east of Morocco.
After the 19th century, areas of the Maghreb were colonized by France
and later Italy
Today, more than two and a half million Maghrebi immigrants live in France, many from Algeria and Morocco. In addition, as of 1999 there were 3 million French of Maghrebi origin (defined as having at least one grandparent from Algeria, Morocco or Tunisia).
A 2003 estimate suggests six million French residents were ethnic Maghrebi.
People of Maghreb
The Maghreb is primarily inhabited by peoples of Berber
ancestral origin. Berbers are autochthonous to Algeria
(80%), and Tunisia
Ethnic French, Arab, West African, and Sephardic Jewish populations also inhabit the region.
Various other influences are also prominent throughout the Maghreb. In northern coastal towns in particular, several waves of European immigrants influenced the population in the Medieval era. Most notable were the moriscos
, that is, the indigenous Spaniards
(Moors) who were forcibly converted to Catholicism and later expelled, together with ethnic Arab and Berber Muslims, during the Spanish Catholic Reconquista
. Other European contributions included French, Italian, and English crews and passengers taken captive by corsairs
. In some cases, they were returned to families after being ransomed; in others, they were used as slaves or assimilated and adopted into tribes.
Historically, the Maghreb was home to significant historic Jewish
communities called Maghrebim
, who predated the 7th-century introduction and conversion of the region to Islam. These were later augmented by Sephardic Jews from Spain and Portugal who, fleeing the Spanish Catholic Inquisition of the 15th and 16th centuries, established a presence in North Africa. They settled primarily in the urban trading centers. Many Jews from Spain emigrated to North America from the Maghreb in the 19th and early 20th centuries, or to France and Israel later in the 20th century after the latter was founded.
Sub-Saharan Africans joined the population mix during centuries of trans-Saharan trade
. Traders and slaves went to the Maghreb from the Sahel
region. On the Saharan southern edge of the Maghreb are small communities of black populations, sometimes called Haratine
. They appear to have descended from black populations who inhabited the Sahara during its last wet period and then migrated north as it turned to desert.
In Algeria especially, a large European minority, known as the "pied noirs
", immigrated to the region, settling under French colonial rule in the late 19th century. They established farms and businesses. The overwhelming majority of these, however, left Algeria during and following the war for independence.
In comparison to the population of France, the Maghrebi population was one-eighth of France's population in 1800, one-quarter in 1900, and equal in 2000. The Maghreb is home to 1% of the global population as of 2010.
The Y-chromosome genetic structure of the Maghreb population seems to be modulated chiefly by geography. The Y-DNA Haplogroups E1b1b
make up the vast majority of the genetic markers of the populations of the Maghreb. Haplogroup E1b1b
is the most widespread among Maghrebi groups, especially the downstream lineage of E1b1b1b1a
, which is typical of the indigenous Berbers of North-West Africa. Haplogroup J is more indicative of Middle East origins, and has its highest distribution among populations in Arabia and the Levant. Due to the distribution of E-M81
(E1b1b1b1a), which has reached its highest documented levels in the world at 95–100% in some populations of the Maghreb, it has often been termed the "Berber marker" in the scientific literature. The second most common marker, Haplogroup J
, especially J1
which is typically Middle Eastern and originates in the Arabian peninsula, can reach frequencies of up to 35% in the region.
Its highest density is found in the Arabian Peninsula
. Haplogroup R1
a Eurasian marker, has also been observed in the Maghreb, though with lower frequency. The Y-DNA haplogroups shown above are observed in both Arabic speakers and Berber-speakers.
The original religions of the peoples of the Maghreb seem
to have been based in and related to fertility cults of a strong matriarchal pantheon
. This theory is based on the social and linguistic structures of the Amazigh
cultures that antedated all Egyptian and eastern Asian, northern Mediterranean, and European influences.
Historic records of religion in the Maghreb region show its gradual inclusion in the Classical World, with coastal colonies established first by Phoenicians, some Greeks, and later extensive conquest and colonization by the Romans. By the 2nd century of the common era, the area had become a center of Phoenician-speaking Christianity. Its bishops spoke and wrote in Punic
, and Emperor Septimius Severus
was noted by his local accent. Roman settlers and Romanized populations converted to Christianity. The region produced figures such as Christian church writer Tertullian
(c. 155 – c. 202); and Christian martyrs or leading figures such as Perpetua, and Felicity
(martyrs, c. 200 CE); St. Cyprian of Carthage
(+ 258); St. Monica
; her son the philosopher St. Augustine
, Bishop of Hippo I (+ 430) (1); and St. Julia of Carthage
arrived in 647 and challenged the domination of Christianity. The first permanent foothold of Islam was the founding in 667 of the city of Kairouan
, in present-day Tunisia
fell to Muslims in 698 and the remainder of the region fell by 709. Islamization proceeded slowly.
From the end of the 7th century, over a period of more than 400 years, the region's peoples converted to Islam. Many left during this time for Italy, although surviving letters showed correspondence from regional Christians to Rome up until the 12th century. Christianity was still a living faith. Although there were numerous conversions after the conquest, Muslims did not become a majority until some time late in the 9th century. During the 10th century, Islam became by far the dominant religion in the region.
Christian bishoprics and dioceses continued to be active and continued their relations with the Christian Church of Rome. As late as the reign of Pope Benedict VII
(974–983), a new Archbishop of Carthage
was consecrated. From the 10th century, Christianity declined in the region.
By the end of the 11th century, only two bishops were left in Carthage and Hippo Regius
. Pope Gregory VII
(1073–85) consecrated a new bishop for Hippo. Christianity seems to have suffered several shocks that led to its demise. First, many upper-class, urban-dwelling, Latin-speaking Christians left for Europe after the Muslim conquest. The second major influence was the large-scale conversions to Islam from the end of the 9th century. Many Christians of a much reduced community departed in the mid-11th century, and remnants were evacuated in the 12th by the Norman rulers of Sicily. The Latin-African language lingered a while longer.
There was a small but thriving Jewish community, as well as a small Christian community. Most Muslims follow the Sunni Maliki
school. Small Ibadi
communities remain in some areas. A strong tradition of venerating marabouts
and saints' tombs is found throughout regions inhabited by Berbers. This practice was also common among the Jews of the region. Any map of the region demonstrates the tradition by the proliferation of "Sidi
"s, showing places named after the marabouts. This tradition has declined through the 20th century. A network of zaouias
traditionally helped teach basic literacy and knowledge of Islam in rural regions.
Communities of Christians, mostly Catholics
, persist in Algeria
(170,000), and Tunisia
Most of the Roman Catholics in Greater Maghreb are of French, Spanish, and Italian descent, with ancestors who immigrated during the colonial era. Some are foreign missionaries or immigrant workers. There are also Christian communities of Berber or Arab descent in Greater Maghreb, made up of persons who converted mostly during the modern era, or under and after French colonialism
Prior to independence, Algeria
was home to 1.4 million pieds-noirs
(ethnic French who were mostly Catholic),
and Morocco was home to half a million Europeans
was home to 255,000 Europeans
was home to 145,000 Europeans
. In religion, most of the pieds-noirs
in Maghreb are Catholic. Due to the exodus of the pieds-noirs
in the 1960s, more North African Christians of Berber or Arab descent now live in France
than in Greater Maghreb.
A 2015 study estimates 380,000 Muslims converted to Christianity in Algeria
The number of Moroccans
who converted to Christianity (most of them secret worshipers) are estimated between 40,000
The International Religious Freedom Report for 2007 estimates thousands of Tunisian
Muslims have converted to Christianity.
A 2015 study estimate some 1,500 believers in Christ from a Muslim background living in Libya.
Maghrebi traders in Jewish history
In the 10th century, as the social and political environment in Baghdad
became increasingly hostile to Jews, some Jewish traders emigrated to the Maghreb, especially Kairouan
, Tunisia. Over the following two or three centuries, such Jewish traders became known as the Maghribi, a distinctive social group who traveled throughout the Mediterranean world. They passed this identification on from father to son. Their tight-knit pan-Maghreb community had the ability to use social sanctions as a credible alternative to legal recourse, which was weak at the time anyway. This unique institutional alternative permitted the Maghribis to very successfully participate in the Mediterranean trade.
- Mediterranean acacia-argania dry woodlands and succulent thickets (Morocco, Canary Islands (Spain), Western Sahara)
- Mediterranean dry woodlands and steppe (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Mediterranean woodlands and forests (Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Mediterranean conifer and mixed forests (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Spain)
- Mediterranean High Atlas juniper steppe (Morocco)
The Sahara extends across northern Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. Its central part is hyper-arid and supports little plant or animal life, but the northern portion of the desert receives occasional winter rains, while the strip along the Atlantic coast receives moisture from marine fog, which nourishes a greater variety of plants and animals. The northern edge of the Sahara corresponds to the 100 mm isohyet, which is also the northern range of the date palm(Phoenix dactylifera)
- North Saharan steppe and woodlands: This ecoregion lies along the northern edge of the Sahara, next to the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub ecoregions of the Mediterranean Maghreb and Cyrenaica. Winter rains sustain shrublands and dry woodlands that form a transition between the Mediterranean climate regions to the north and the hyper-arid Sahara proper to the south. It covers 1,675,300 square km (646,800 square miles) in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.
- Atlantic coastal desert: The Atlantic coastal desert occupies a narrow strip along the Atlantic coast, where fog generated offshore by the cool Canary Current provides sufficient moisture to sustain a variety of lichens, succulents, and shrubs. It covers 39,900 square kilometres (15,400 sq mi) in Western Sahara and Mauritania.
- Sahara desert: This ecoregion covers the hyper-arid central portion of the Sahara where rainfall is minimal and sporadic. Vegetation is rare, and this ecoregion consists mostly of sand dunes (erg), stone plateaus (hamada), gravel plains (reg), dry valleys (wadi), and salt flats. It covers 4,639,900 square km (1,791,500 square miles) of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Sudan.
- Saharan halophytics: Seasonally flooded saline depressions in the Maghreb are home to halophytic, or salt-adapted, plant communities. The Saharan halophytics cover 54,000 square km (20,800 square miles), including Tunisian salt lakes of central Tunisia, Chott Melghir in Algeria, and other areas of Egypt, Algeria, Mauritania, and Western Sahara.
The countries of the Maghreb share many cultural traditions. Among these is a culinary tradition that Habib Bourguiba
defined as Western Arab, where bread or couscous
are the staple foods, as opposed to Eastern Arab, where bread or white rice are the staple foods.
In terms of food, similarities beyond the starches are found throughout the Arab world.
Maghreb countries by GDP (PPP)
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