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Algeria

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Youri Benadjaoud

on 29 November 2013

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Transcript of Algeria

Algeria
Culture and Civilisation
- 99 % of Algeria is Muslim

- The two main ethnic groups are Berbers and Arabs

- Berbers were the first, native people and later the Arabs settled in Algeria to spread Islam

- The French took control of Algeria in the Nineteenth century
Dancing
- dancing is common at festivals and parties with hands waving in the air and rapid foot movement
War
- This war was a conflict between France and Algeria in
1954- 1962 because Algerians did not have the same rights as the French

- Algeria was a French colony before the war and Algerians helped France in both the world wars

- The Algerian people eventually won their independence from France
Pre-War
- their are uprisings and protests by the Algerian people and the French government killed 45,000 Algerian people

- the Algerian people started a revolution
Post-War
- six million Algerians cast their ballots for independence

- before they earned their independence Algeria had been a French colony for over 100 years
History With the U.S.
- There was a hostage crisis situation on January 16, 2013

- Terrorists attacked a gas plant and took the workers hostage

- 40 foreigners were killed, including a security guard who set off the alarm
French Relationship
- Millions of Algerians have moved to France

- Now many French people are influenced by the migration, because there are more Algerian cultural restaurants and more and more people are starting to eat things like
couscous
Vocabulary Words
couscous
- tiny balls of wheat usually cooked with meat or vegetables

poulet aux olives
- a dish consiting of olives, chicken, and spices

gandoura
- woolen cloak

burnous
- a cape to cool in the summer and warm in the winter

derbouka and bendir
- percussion instruments


Food
-common foods include
couscous
,
poulet aux olives
and sweet pastries
Music
- instruments are a mixture of modern and older instruments
- cultural and pop music blended together
- cultural instruments include:

derbouka

bendir
Clothing
- although now younger men and women wear European clothing some still wear the traditional gandoura and burnous
-
gandoura
- woolen cloak
-
burnous
- a cape to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter
red represents- blood of soldiers
white represents- peace
green represents- beauty of the land
crescent and star represent- Islam
During the War
- Algerians started using guerillas tactics on the French military because they were inspired by the revolution in Indochine

- the French government starting putting Algerians in prison, bombing villages, torturing people

- the fight for independence killed more then a million and a half Algerians
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