Libya's Berbers demand constitutional recognition

27 March 2014
<p>Libya's Berbers on Thursday said they would not recognize any new constitution that fails to recognize their identity and language.</p><p>"Berbers have the right to have their identity and language recognized in the constitution," Ibrahim Makhlouf, head of the Supreme Council of Libya's Berbers, told Anadolu Agency.</p><p>"We will not recognize the constitution that will be drafted by the constituent assembly if it fails to guarantee this right," he added.</p><p>Berbers, locally known as "Amazigh," are indigenous to North Africa west of the Nile Valley. They speak their own language, which has a multiplicity of local dialects.</p>
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