Movement for the Autonomy of Kabylie

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Movement for the autonomy of Kabylie
Leader Bouaziz Ait Chebib
Founded 30 June 2001
Headquarters Kabylie
Ideology Federalism,
Algerianism[citation needed]

The Movement for the autonomy of Kabylie (MAK; Kabyle: Timanit i Tmurt n Yeqbayliyen; French: Mouvement pour l'autonomie de la Kabylie) is a non-violent autonomist Kabyle political organization seeking self-government rule for the province of Kabylie in Algeria. It was founded by the folk singer Ferhat Mehenni, now President of The Provisional Government of Kabylie in exile, after the "Black Spring" disturbances in 2001.

MAK claims to speak for the minority Kabyle people who are frustrated by the efforts of the Algerian government to assimilate the remaining minorities into the Arabized Berber majority. The immediate goal of MAK is the regional autonomy for the province of Kabylie, which according to Mehenni could be the "first step towards a federalist Algerian State".

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