Jebala people

Jbala
Jbalas w. Légende.PNG
Map of Jbala's land in Northern Morocco
Total population
approximately 1 million
Regions with significant populations
Northern Morocco, mostly concentrated in the North-West Morocco and Rif Mountains
Languages
Jbala Arabic
Religion
Muslim
Related ethnic groups
Moriscos

The Jebala (Arabic: جبالة‎, translit. Jbala), is a group of Arabian [1] mountain people, which inhabit North-West Morocco. The Jebala people inhabit the plains from the city of Targuist to the west, in contrast with the Riff people inhabiting the plains from Targuist to the east. The North-West of Morocco include cities such as Tanger (Tingis), Tetouan, Chefchaouen, and Asilah.

Etymology

The word Jbala comes from Arabic (Arabic: جبالةJbel) which means mountain. Thus Jbala means mountain people. A man or boy is called a Jebli while a woman or a girl is called a Jebliya.

Other Languages
español: Yebala
euskara: Jebala
français: Jbala
日本語: ジュバラ人
português: Jebala