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He was one of the founders of the Mouvement Populaire (MP) in 1956–1957 and was its first secretary-general (1962–1963). Ahardan is member of the Aït `Ammar of Oulmes and a graduate of the Collège Berbère in Azrou, a FrancoBerber school, as well as of the Military Academy of Meknes. He served in the French armed forces during World War II and as caid of his native area, Oulmes, from 1949 to 1953. As caid during the time of the exile of King Mohammad V, he rejected the Glaoui petition to depose the king.
Qxd 14 • 6/22/06 12:34 PM Page 14 ALMORAVIDS (1061–1147) to the infallible God-guided leader (the Mahdi), and the propagation of the creed. Under Ya`qub al-Mansur (1184–1199), the empire reached its highest peak of development. The al-Mansur court also featured the presence of Ibn Rushd (Avirroes), the Andalusian philosopher and commentator. In 1236, the empire collapsed as the Hafsids carved out Ifriqya and the `Abd al-Wadids took control of Tlemcen. In 1248, the Marinids established themselves in Fès, and the Nasrid princes took over Granada.
In the words of anthropologist Edward H. Spicer (1980), they are an enduring people, and their enduring qualities depend on continuous possession of a homeland sustained by such constructs as ethnicity, language, and culture. The etymology and meaning of the word “Amazigh” varies from region to region. Among the Berber-speaking communities, there is a general phonetic shift between h (Ahaggar), z (Algeria and Morocco), ch (Adrar and sub-Saharan areas), and j (Aïr), so that it is linguistically valid to see the terms “Imuhag” (Ahaggar), “Amazigh” (Algeria and Morocco), “Amajeg” (Aïr), and “Amacheg” (Adrar and subSaharan areas) as deriving from the Berber root MZG.
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