Northern Africa

Algeria
Ethnic Groups: Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1%
Note: almost all Algerians are Berber in origin, not Arab; the minority who identify themselves as Berber live mostly in the mountainous region of Kabylie east of Algeirs; the Berbers are also Muslim but identify with their Berber rather than Arab cultural heritage; Berbers have long agitated, sometimes violently, for autonomy; the government is unlikely to grant autonomy but has offered to begin sponsoring teaching Berber language in schools.
Religion: Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
Languages: Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects
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Canary Islands
People: Spanish, North African, small Latin American and northern European communities
Religion Roman Catholic
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Chad
Religions: Muslim 51%, Christian 35%, animist 7%
Languages: Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects
Links: www.gosahara.org
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Libya
Religions: Sunni Muslim 97%
Languages: Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood
Links: www.gosahara.org
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Mauritania
Ethnic Groups: Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha, Sakalava
Religion: Muslim 100%
Languages: Hassaniya Arabic (official), Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof (official), French
Links: www.gosahara.org
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Morocco
Religions: Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%
Languages: Arabic (official), Berber dialects, French often the language of business, government, and diplomacy
Links: www.gosahara.org
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Niger
Ethnic Groups: Hausa 56%, Djerma 22%, Fula 8.5%, Tuareg 8%, Beri Beri (Kanouri) 4.3%, Arab, Toubou, and Gourmantche 1.2%, about 1,200 French expatriates
Religion: Muslim 80%, remainder indigenous beliefs and Christian
Languages: French (official), Hausa, Djerma
Links: www.gosahara.org
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Tunisia
Ethnic Groups: Arab 98%, European 1%, Jewish and other 1%
Religion: Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%
Languages: Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce)
Links: www.gosahara.org
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Western-Sahara
Religions: Muslim 51%, Christian 35%, animist 7%
Languages: Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects
Links: www.gosahara.org
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