In 1956 Morocco declared independence, and in the government declared Classical Arabic as the official language. After independence, to facilitate economic growth and to increase its ties to Europe, the Moroccan government decided to strengthen its ties with France , resulting in the promotion of French .
Morocco is a member of the Francophonie. Spanish is spoken by many Moroccans , particularly in the northern regions around Tetouan and Tangier, as well as in parts of the south, due to historic ties and business interactions with Spain .
English is an emerging language in Morocco , especially in larger cities. English speakers abound in Morocco . And most taxi drivers, even in larger cities, speak very little (if any) English . So, though there are English speakers to be found, English still is not one of the most common languages in Morocco .
It’s very uncommon and frowned on to show a lot of affection in public. Holding hands in Morocco is fine. A hug here or there, a stolen kiss all fine in most situations. The more rural you are the more frowned on public displays of affection are.
Greetings : As-salaam Alaykum —– (literally) Peace be with you – interchangeable for “ hello ” Walaykum As-salaam —- response. Sbah l’kheir —– Good morning.
Despite its economic progress, 4 million Moroccans remain in poverty and live on less than $4 a day. Poverty in Morocco remains an issue. Recognizing the poverty crisis in Morocco is essential to alleviating it; such a feat is possible through providing facts about poverty in Morocco to the public.
Some Moroccans believe themselves to be of mixed Arab-Berber descent or of Arab-Berber -Andalusian ancestry. There are no official figures about the exact ethnic origins of all Moroccans, but the implicitly accepted idea inside and outside Morocco is that Moroccans are essentially mixed Arab-Berbers .
Morocco is a Northern African country , bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and the annexed Western Sahara. It is one of only three nations (along with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.
According to the Moroccan constitution, Islam is the religion of the state , and the state guarantees freedom of thought, expression, and assembly.
Morocco is located in northwestern Africa. Morocco is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Alboran Sea, Algeria to the east, Western Sahara to the south, and Spain (Ceuta and Melilla) to the north.
The economic system of the country is characterized by a large opening towards the outside world. In the Arab world, Morocco has the second-largest non-oil GDP, behind Egypt, as of 2017. Economy of Morocco .
|GDP rank||58th (nominal, 2019) 54th (PPP, 2019)|
|GDP growth||3.0% (2018) 2.3% (2019e) −1.7% (2020f) 5.5% (2021f)|
“ Arabic has too many exotic sounds, impossible to learn for foreigners.” Not true. There are only two or three sounds which are not found in English and these can be learned easily through imitation. But the vocabulary of Modern Standard Arabic is no more complex than the vocabulary of any other modern language.
Modern Standard Arabic