Siwi people

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Jlan n Isiwan
Siwa Girl - panoramio.jpg
Woman and child from Siwa Oasis, Egypt
Total population
c. 33,300
Regions with significant populations
Siwa Language, Egyptian Arabic
Related ethnic groups
Other Berbers
Siwa Oasis, home to the Siwi people

The Siwi people, also known as the Oasis Berbers, are a Berber ethnic group based in Egypts' Siwa and Qara oases. They speak the Siwa language. The Siwi community is the most distant concentration of Berbers from their historical national homeland in Algeria that is still in existence today.[1]


  1. ^ Margaret M. Vale (2015). Siwa: Jewelry, Costume, and Life in an Egyptian Oasis. American University in Cairo Press.