Preservation of the Libyan culture PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 June 2011 19:53


The name Libya originally derives from the Libu tribesmen (Ancient Greek: ?????? Líbues, Latin resources: Libyes). The land of the Libu was ????? (Libú?) and ????? (Libú?) in the Attic and Doric dialects respectively, entering Latin as Libya. In classical Greece resources, the term had a broader meaning, encompassing all the continent that later (2nd century BC) came to be known as Africa, in antiquity assumed to make up one third of the world's landmass, besides Europe and Asia.
The History of Libya includes the history of its rich mix of ethnic groups added to the indigenous  Imazighan “Berber “ tribes. Imazighan, the bulk of Libya's population, have been present throughout the entire history of the country. Collectively, in all North Africa refer to themselves simply as imazighan, to which has been attributed the meaning "free men". For most of its history, Libya has been subjected to varying degrees of foreign control, from Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The modern history of independent Libya began in 1951, as the United Libya Kingdom than changing its name to the Kingdom of Libya in 1963. Following a Gaddafi’s coup d’état in 1969, as a discrimination of Libyan culture and history identity the name of the state was changed to the Libyan Arab Republic. In 1977 the title of the state was changed to the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. The term, a neologism coined by Muammar Gaddafi, is intended to be a generic term describing a type of state: a "republic ruled by the masses". In 2011 established the Libyan National Transitional Council, which refers to the state as the Libyan Republic, the realty of Libyan culture and history identity.

Phoenician and Greek colonial era.
Roman era.
Islamic-Arab rule 642-1551.
Ottoman regency 1551-1911.



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