Definitions

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  • noun A Berber ethnic group living mainly in Morocco's Atlas Mountains and Souss Valley.

Etymologies

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Arabic تشلحيت via French, see below

Examples

  • Chleuh from the Middle Atlas born in Fes Darijarabophone.

    Global Voices in English » Morocco: Teaching “Berber” in Schools

  • The Chleuh are a Berber ethnic group living in Morocco's Atlas Mountains and Souss Valley and are predominantly Muslim.

    On An Overgrown Path

  • First, if there was a real and genuine desire to have a written form of Berber languages that would in fact have some impact on illiteracy, and real reach beyond a few faddish academics and cultural activists, they would have adopted either the Latin alphabet, or if they wanted to go for real historical authenticity, adopted the form of Arabic script that late Medieval and early Modern Chleuh Berbers used to write Chleuh (Tachelhite).

    Global Voices in English » Morocco: Teaching “Berber” in Schools

  • Among them the Chleuh francophone plural of Arabic “Shalh”, the Tashelhiyt of south Morocco, numbering about 8 million, the Riffians of north Morocco, and the Chaouia of Algeria.

    The Coming Revolution

  • French administration office at fruit-market of dance of Chleuh boys in

    In Morocco

  • Ah, yes -- we should indeed like to see the Chleuh boys dance, we who, since we had been in Morocco, had seen no dancing, heard no singing, caught no single glimpse of merry-making!

    In Morocco

  • "Should you like to see the Chleuh boys dance?" some one asked.

    In Morocco

  • The Chleuh boys had vanished with the rest, like marionettes swept into a drawer by an impatient child, but presently, toward sunset, we were told that we were to see them after all, and our hosts led us up to the roof of the

    In Morocco

  • Chleuh boys with sidelong eyes and clean caftans would come instead of the singing-girls, and weave the arabesque of their dance in place of the runic pattern of the singing.

    In Morocco

  • Of these sleek moroccos, cream-white or dyed with cochineal or pomegranate skins, are made the rich bags of the Chleuh dancing-boys, the embroidered slippers for the harem, the belts and harnesses that figure so largely in

    In Morocco

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