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...M O R O C C O...
Magical land of Peace & Cultures






• مرحبا بكم في المغرب! / • ⵎⵔⵀⴱⴰ ⵉⵙⵙⵄⵏ ⵉⵍⵎⴳⵔⵉⴱ!
• Welcome to Morocco !
• Bienvenue au Maroc!
• Bienvenido a Marruecos!
• Willkommen in Marokko!
• Zapraszamy do Maroka!
• Welkom bij Marokko!
• 모로코에 오신 것을 환영합니다!
• モロッコへようこそ!



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Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco
(Arabic: المملكة المغربية),The full Arabic name Al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiya translates to "The Western Kingdom." Al-Maghrib (meaning "The West") is commonly used. For historical references, medieval Arab historians and geographers used to refer to Morocco as Al-Maghrib al Aqşá ("The Farthest West")
The Latinized name "Morocco" originates from medieval Latin "Morroch," which referred to the name of the former Almoravid and Almohad capital, Marrakech. The Persians straightforwardly call it "Marrakech" while the Turks call it "Fas" which comes from the ancient Idrisid and Marinid capital, Fès. It is that the word "Marrakech" is presumably derived from the Berber word Mur-Akush meaning Land of God.

Morocco, is a country in North Africa with a population of 33,241,259. It has a coast on the Atlantic Ocean that reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has international borders with Algeria to the east, Spain to the north.
The climate is Mediterranean, which becomes more extreme towards the interior regions where it is mountainous. The terrain is such that the coastal plains are rich and accordingly, they comprise the backbone for agriculture. Forests cover about 12% of the land while arable land accounts for 18%. 5% is irrigated.

Morocco is known for its wildlife biodiversity. Birds represent the most important fauna.[13] The avifauna of Morocco includes a total of 454 species, of which five have been introduced by humans, and 156 are rare or accidental.

Morocco is an ethnically diverse country with a rich culture and civilization. Through Moroccan history, Morocco hosted many people coming from East (Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Jews and Arabs), South (Sub-Saharan Africans) and North (Romans, Vandals, Andalusians (including Moors and Jews)). All those civilizations have had an impact on the social structure of Morocco. It conceived various forms of beliefs, from paganism, Judaism, and Christianity to Islam.

Each region possesses its own specificities, thus contributing to the national culture and to the legacy of civilization. Morocco has set among its top priorities the protection of its diverse legacy and the preservation of its cultural heritage.

Culturally speaking, Morocco has always been successful in combining its Berber, Jewish and Arabic cultural heritage with external influences such as the French and the Spanish and, during the last decades, the Anglo-American lifestyles.

Moroccan cuisine has long been considered as one of the most diversified cuisines in the world. This is a result of the centuries-long interaction of Morocco with the outside world. The cuisine of Morocco is a mix of Berber, Spanish, Corsican, Portuguese, Moorish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and African cuisines. The cuisine of Morocco has been influenced by the native Berber cuisine, the Arabic Andalusian cuisine brought by the Moriscos when they left Spain, the Turkish cuisine from the Turks and the Middle Eastern cuisines brought by the Arabs, as well as Jewish cuisine.
Spices are used extensively in Moroccan food. While spices have been imported to Morocco for thousands of years, many ingredients, like saffron from Tiliouine, mint and olives from Meknes, and oranges and lemons from Fez, are home-grown. Chicken is the most widely eaten meat in Morocco. The most commonly eaten red meat in Morocco is beef; lamb is preferred, but is relatively expensive. Couscous is the most famous Moroccan dish along with pastilla, tajine, and harira. The most popular drink is green tea with mint. The tea is accompanied with hard sugar cones or lumps.
Moroccan music is predominantly of Arab origins. There also exist other varieties of Berber folk music. Andalusian and other imported influences have had a major effect on the country's musical character. Rock-influenced chaabi bands are widespread, as is trance music with historical origins in Muslim music.

Morocco is home to Andalusian classical music that is found throughout North Africa. It probably evolved under the Moors in Cordoba, and the Persian-born musician Ziryab is usually credited with its invention.
Chaabi (popular) is a music consisting of numerous varieties which are descended from the multifarious forms of Moroccan folk music. Chaabi was originally performed in markets, but is now found at any celebration or meeting.
Popular Western forms of music are becoming increasingly popular in Morocco, such as fusion, rock, country, metal and particularly hip hop.

Moroccan music is predominantly of Arab origins. There also exist other varieties of Berber folk music. Andalusian and other imported influences have had a major effect on the country's musical character. Rock-influenced chaabi bands are widespread, as is trance music with historical origins in Muslim music.

Morocco is home to Andalusian classical music that is found throughout North Africa. It probably evolved under the Moors in Cordoba, and the Persian-born musician Ziryab is usually credited with its invention.

Chaabi (popular) is a music consisting of numerous varieties which are descended from the multifarious forms of Moroccan folk music. Chaabi was originally performed in markets, but is now found at any celebration or meeting.

Popular Western forms of music are becoming increasingly popular in Morocco, such as fusion, rock, country, metal and particularly hip hop.

So you are welcome in this Magic Country.


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Kevin w BellaKevin w Bella moderator because ,it's the only place where you can feel free to be a moroccan 06/09/2010
Aziz BouguenaaAziz Bouguenaa moderator i m Morrocain 03/18/2010
Marouane RghiouiMarouane Rghioui moderator because... 11/17/2008
Rachid  OubasslamRachid Oubasslam moderator it is Somewhere in North Africa; with Rich traditions, Diversity in culture, Amazing landscapes, Ocean and Desert, Springs and Waterfalls... 12/20/2010
YOUNES BOUHAFAYOUNES BOUHAFA because Im for this country and I love it 08/05/2011
Vesa PuosiVesa Puosi Travelling in Morocco in April 03/22/2014
blue.liquidblue.liquid travelling morocco in april / may ! 01/31/2014
hassan King Of The Deserthassan King Of The Desert morocco 01/16/2012

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1/ MERZOUGA Erg Chebbi / desert of Morocco171169
1 /// SOS - Last minute CS request in Merzouga desert Erg Chebbi""".51
2/CS Meetings Merzouga.55
3/ Meditation in dunes/desert Merzouga132
Africa : Morocco camels riding3815
Agdz, la vallée du Drâa, Draâ Valley ( Agdez )4-
Ait benhaddou177
al hoceima1-
Asilah91
"Ballades en scooter / ballads in scooter"21
Agadir 7241790
BENI MELLAL - TIZI NISLY205
Casablanca27566211
Chefchaouen/Chaouen314274
EASTERNOFMOROCCO 3-
El Jadida135109
Erfoud / Desert of erg Chebbi / Merzouga.31
Essaouira8701092
ESSAOUIRA - THE GNAWA FESTIVAL & World Music4314
Fes7722411
Foreigners living, working or studying in Morocco14840
foreigner's voulunteers in morrocan rural areas.288
For WOMEN living or going to morocco8912113
FRIENDS OF MOROCCO9583
Group for Moroccans who want to study abroad2831
HIKING IN MOROCCO27079
Ifrane6861
Imilchil2315
in zagora 3926488184
JERADA CITY1-
khemisset95
Khenifra3211
Last Minute couch in Ouarzazate , Agdz and Zagora14215416426
learning TACHLHIT, who else?53
Marrakech386613524
Marrakech47
Meet The Locals369
Meknes 208234
Meknes - fes 122
Midelt52
Moroccan Talents 42
Moroccan World Wide Community2-
Morocco1-
Morocco Events52
Morocco Explorer5638
Morocco FAQ Team Group 1680
Morocco - for Arabic/Tamazight/ Darija and Moroccan culture211161
Morocco LastMinute Couch543608
Morocco MCLE Multi Cultural Language Exchange7715253400
Morroco16615389252
Nador4731
Ouarzazate256305
Oujda1-
OUJDA CITY364
/// People who enjoy travelling alone in Morocco ///3-
pretty things415
Rabat & Sale210013894768
Random discussions1-
RIDESHARE IN MOROCCO41
Safi12116
sahara ; huge sand dunes152
Saidia91
Sidi Ifni187
surfing and skating morocco3713
Tangier7781603
Tan-tan oral cultures and artistic1-
Taroudannt4698
TAZA351
Tetouan ツ Titāwen ☼ تطوان 126292
The Africa Biggest Meeting - NEW YEAR PARTY 5119
The Atlas Mountains1810
The Collective Of The National Meeting Of The New year2827
tinghir474294967295
Tips for trips - Bonnes adresses6137
Travel Transport Info93
Trip Over Morocco1-
Voyage au Maroc299
Zagora as a gateway to sahara desert5-

Polls

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Poll: UNITING AFRICA TOUR RESPONSES NEEDEDSERENAUK33313  08/07/2014
Poll: tata desert TWARIG-SAHARA.MA1  01/04/2014

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  Title By Replies Date
Flagged postsModerator 4  05/10/2011
Looking for partners/ Buscando compañeros de viajesVanessa Vasquez2  04/18/2014
Places to visit around Marakech on a mopedMungo Nash-  04/15/2014
End April 1 week holiday/travel around Morocco KITESURFING/SURFING IDEAS PLEASE?Vicky Waldock5  04/14/2014
Road between Imilchil and El KsibaIvan Prouza3  04/14/2014
who loves dogs & adventure? join me on my open end travel/ hike/ hitchhikeTheresa Heuer3  04/14/2014
Greeting from MarrakechAmazigh Abdou-  04/13/2014
looking for people in MoroccoLudo Laboulette12  04/13/2014
car rentalMiha Ogris1  04/13/2014
arriving on the 13th of april with no return ticket, info about places, festivals and volunteeringMiriam Tavares2  04/12/2014
Kelaa-Des-Mgouna Rose Festival 2014Erica Nelson2  04/12/2014
Morocco HikingAnna Belcher7  04/09/2014
trip to Meknès and the regionPierre-Michel Bocquet-Dumont3  04/08/2014
Travel Companion May 20-25?w4nderlu5st2  04/07/2014
Road Trip & Camping in Morocco 14.04. - 26.04.Peter Pavlecka5  04/07/2014
Looking for a good guide please!!!Yuching CHANG1  04/06/2014
Is it too hot to travel in August?Hong Sun Park4  04/04/2014
back in Morocco between 26 March - 15 April ;-)MonikV8  04/04/2014
Marrakech - desert trip and stay - Fez April 2-4AyLa Scully10  04/02/2014
Tafraout- today or tomorrowmarc Plantureux-  04/01/2014
valley of roses late april?Lexie Grieve-Johnson-  04/01/2014
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