Algeria.com

Tag: languages

  • Culture

    Translation

    Though the country of Algeria has seen a number of cultural and linguistic influences during the course of its long history, it would seem that Arabic, French and Berber influences have been the strongest. Arabic is the official language of the country and is spoken by roughly 80% of the population. Berber was recognized as a national language in 2002 and is spoken by at least 20% of the ...

  • Culture

    Languages

    Algeria's official language is Arabic, which is spoken by an estimated 81% of the population. All official documents are printed in Arabic and those from non-Arab households usually learn the language in school. Arabic has been the official language of the country since 1963. More recently, Berber has become recognized as one of the country's national languages. This occurred in 2002 and is ...

  • Culture

    Proverbs

    Proverbs are brief sayings that are used frequently and often express a simple truth or perception. Algerian proverbs can give you great insight into the culture, views, opinions, customs and life of the population. As with all cultures, proverbs form an integral part of Algerian speech and add a sprinkling of color to any conversation. Why not learn a few proverbs from Algeria? You are ...

  • Culture

    Education

    Official education systems in Algeria were begun by French colonists who forced school-going Algerian children to learn the European languages that their own children where familiar with. Schools were not widespread and only a small minority was able to receive this education. However, things changed dramatically when Algeria gained independence. Schooling systems underwent a major reform ...