Moroccans in Italy

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Moroccans in Italy
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Total population

(452,424

~0.74% of total population)
Regions with significant populations
Flag of Lombardy.svg Lombardy · Flag of Piedmont.svg Piedmont · Flag of Emilia-Romagna.svg Emilia-Romagna
Languages
Arabic (Moroccan Arabic), and Italian
Religion
mainly Sunni Islam but also Irreligious and Atheism

There is a large population of Moroccans in Italy. According to Italy's 2011 census, 452,424 Moroccans (0.74% of total population) consider themselves to be of Moroccan origin. Moroccans continue to be the third largest non-indigenous minority ethnic group in Italy after Romanians and Albanians.

Geographical distribution[edit]

Based on Demo Istat statistics

Notable people[edit]

A Moroccan peddler in Liguria

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Salih, Ruba (2002), "Shifting Meanings of 'Home': Consumption and identity in Moroccan women's transnational practices between Italy and Morocco", in Al-Ali, Nadje Sadig; Koser, Khalid, New approaches to migration?: transnational communities and the transformation of home, Transnationalism, 3, Routledge, pp. 51–67, ISBN 9780415254328 
  • Blangiardo, Giam Carlo (July 2003), "Rapport sur l'immigration en Italie et notamment sur les ressortissants marocains", in Kabbaj, Khadija, Marocains de l’Extérieur (PDF), Rabat: Fondation Hassan II pour les Marocains Résidant à l’Etranger, pp. 269–285, ISBN 9-95440019-2