Berbers by A A Rogers
Painted on 10th Oct 2001
Watercolour on Paper
Just Framed Ready to hang
Overall Frame Size 553 mm by 567 mm
Image Size 372 mm by 359 mm
A A Rogers (Rodge) a professional illustrator painted lots of diverse pictures including this sketch Berbers by A A Rogers,
He painted in all mediums. Well known for his WW2 portraits and life classes in his home town of Sidcup, Kent
Berbers, or Amazighs, (Berber languages: ⵉⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵏ, ⵎⵣⵗⵏ, romanized: Imaziɣen; singular: Amaziɣ, ⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖ ⵎⵣⵗ) are an ethnicity of several nations mostly indigenous to North Africa and some northern parts of West Africa.
Berber nations are distributed over an area stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Siwa Oasis in Egypt and from the Mediterranean Sea to the Niger River in West Africa. Historically, Berber nations spoke the Berber language, which is a branch of the Afroasiatic language family. The Berbers of Algeria were independent of outside control during the period of Ottoman Empire rule in North Africa. They lived primarily in three different Nations: the Kingdom of Ait Abbas, Kingdom of Kuku, and the principality of Aït Jubar. The Kingdom of Ait Abbas is a Berber nation of North Africa, controlling Lesser Kabylie and its surroundings from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth century. in the Spanish historiography as “reino de Labes”;[full citation needed] Its capital was the Kalâa of Ait Abbas, an impregnable citadel in the Biban mountain range.
There are about 32 million Berbers in North Africa who still speak the Berber language, most living in Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, northern Mali, and northern Niger. Smaller Berber-speaking populations are also found in Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Egypt‘s Siwa town. The majority of North Africa’s population west of Egypt is believed to be Berber in ethnic origin, although due to Arabization and Islamization some ethnic Berbers identify as Arabized Berbers. There are large immigrant Berber communities living in France, Spain, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy and other countries of Europe.[3