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Il ruolo della lingua e della cultura berbera nel nuovo assetto costituzionale marocchino

Federico Lorenzo Ramaioli    Segretario di Legazione presso il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale;    

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abstract

Although the role of the Berber languages and culture in Morocco might seem marginal, it represents a constant presence . The Moroccan Constitution of 2011 , promulgated by King Mohamed VI, marks what can be considered as a turning point with regard to the process of integration of the Amazigh culture in Morocco , already begun several years earlier with King Hassan II. The new cultural model enshrined in the new Charter, in fact , elevates Amazigh as one of the official languages of the Kingdom along with the Arabic, and opens space for possible future recognition of Hassani, a Sahrawi language. Considering the complexity of the international situation with regard of the status of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, whose territory Morocco claims as part of the Kingdom, the shift to a new cultural paradigm focused on the principle of cultural pluralism can be important to understand the evolution of the Moroccan internal situation.

Accepted
Jan. 28, 2017
Submitted
Sept. 28, 2016
Language
IT