High Atlas Berber villages
The Berbers inhabit several countries throughout north Africa and have long been a pillar of the culture in the region. Although the Berber people do not live exclusively in rural settlements, these communities offer an interesting insight into the Berber tradition and history.
The Berber people have been in North Africa far longer than the Arabs, who are now the majority population. The Berber culture dates back more than 4,000 years, and ancient Berber states like Mauritania and Numidia predate pretty much everything in the region.
Berbers don’t go to grocery stores or supermarket, but instead, they spend Mondays and Wednesdays amongst their neighbors and barter it out for their weekly meats, vegetables, carpets, donkeys, and spices.