A Chleuh (Suss) Berber woman in traditional attire.
The Shilha self-name is Išlḥiyn. In French literature, they are usually known as les Chleuhs. They live mainly in Morocco's Atlas Mountains and Sous Valley. The Shilha speak the Tashelhiyt language, which has around 4,77 million speakers (14,1% of Moroccan population of 33,848 millions,2014 census).
ašlḥiy (male speaker), tašlḥiyt (female speaker)
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.