The Shilha people (Berber native name: Acelḥi [ašəlḥi], pl. Icelḥiyen [išəlḥiyn]), known in French as Chleuh (in English spelled also Shleuh or Shluh) are a Berber ethnic group in Morocco. They live mainly in Morocco's Atlas Mountains and Souss Valley. The Shilha population is estimated to be approximately 5 million. They speak the Shilha language in several regional varieties. The indigenous peoples of the central Moroccan coast, noted by the early Phoenician explorers, would have been the Chleuh. The first millennium voyages of Hanno described the Phoenicians' methods of peacefully trading with the native peoples of the Mogador area.