12.30.2007

Discover the diverse culture of Algeria

So today i found an article wish talk about Algerian culture. I wish that be helpful for you;

Algeria's culture is strongly influenced by the country's recent history, as well as other aspects such as their literature, music, arts and crafts and religion.
Arabic is Algeria's primary language of around 82% of the populace. The French colonialism left French as the second language of many educated Algerians, and English is very rarely spoken. Many people of Algeria also speak different dialects of Berber.
The culture of most country's is also influenced by their past and this is certainly true in Algeria. There are also many ethnic groups in the country which contribute to a diverse and fascinating culture.
Islam is the official religion of Algeria and the majority of Algerians are Muslims. Since the departure of the French, Christianity is a secondary religion. 1% of Algeria's population are Jewish.
Algerian literature is split between French and Arabic, with famous novelists of the 20th century such as, Mohammed Dib, Kateb Yacine and Assia Djebar. Assia Djebar's works are widely translated.
The musical genre of Algeria that is best known abroad, is rai. Rai is a pop-flavoured, opinionated take on folk music, featuring stars such as Khaled and Cheb Mami. Chaabi style music also remains very popular with popular stars such as El Hadj El Anka and Dahmane El Harrachi, making their mark everyday. For the more classical taste, Andalusi music, brought from Al-Andalus by Morisco refugees, is preserved in many older coastal towns.
Algeria has a thriving handicrafts industry. Part of the charm of the country is the richness of its production. From carpets to ceramics, from leather to lute making, from pottery to glass working to silverwork, the country has a tremendous variety of skills that produce goods which are sold in many other countries as well as to tourists.

From algeria website

4 comments:

ann said...

Wow!
I got many new things about the culture of this country.Well,I liked the info about the handicrafts industry.Which is, from carpets to ceramics, from leather to lute making, from pottery to glass working to silverwork, the country has a tremendous variety of skills that produce goods which are sold in many other countries as well as to tourists.

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Annmark said...

Collecting the info about different cultures is my hobby and I have a large collection of the cultures of different countries.Well, I am feeling glad on finding this so easily .
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adam562 said...

Thank you for providing such interesting information about Algeria. It's a lovely country, and I'd love to visit it again one day!

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Anonymous said...

Well, I don't think that the culture of our country is related to its present time, on the contrary, Algeria has a thousand years culture and it is such a mistake to pretend that, besides its history does star with the French colonization, the history of Algeria is still unfold because none wants to see the truth.