ašlḥiy (male speaker), tašlḥiyt (female speaker)
Shilha people or Shluh are a Berber ethnic group in Morocco. The self-name is [1 ] Išlḥiyn, in French literature they usually are referred to as les Chleuhs. They live mainly in Morocco's Atlas Mountains and Souss Valley. The speak the Tashelhiyt language, which has around 4 million speakers (2004 census). [2 ]
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. [3 ]
The Shilha are associated with
Berber music and dance.
Through a process of linguistic transference, from the period of
French colonial rule in North Africa, the name "Chleuh" also came to be a French pejorative term for Germans (see: ). List of terms used for Germans#France
See also [ edit ]
^ "Shluh", , 2008, webpage: Encyclopædia Britannica online EB-Shluh.
^ Lewis, M. Paul et al., eds. (2015). . Dallas, Texas: SIL International Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Eighteenth edition . Retrieved . 29 July 2015 .
^ C. Michael Hogan, Mogador: promontory fort, The Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham, Nov. 2, 2007, webpage: Megalithic-17926.
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