Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts مازيغ (Arabic), ⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖ (Tifinagh)
Other Forms FormsMazighi
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Contributor Contrib.Madghis on 9/19/2006
Derived from Arabic أَمَازِيغ (ʾamāzīḡ) the Arabic designation for the Berber (Amazigh) people of North Africa. The word itself is ultimately of Tamazight origin, from Central Atlas Tamazight ⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖ (Amaziɣ) of disputed meaning; in modern Central Atlas Tamazight, it means “free-man”.