Amizmiz (Berber languages: ⴰⵎⵥⵎⵉⵣ, pronounced [ˈæməzˁmiz] (listen); Arabic: أمزميز) is a small town in Morocco approximately 55 kilometers south of Marrakesh. It lies at the foot of the High Atlas mountain range.
Amizmiz from the nearby hills.
Location in Morocco
|Coordinates: 31°13′N 8°15′W
|• Summer (DST)
Its population of approximately 11,000 consists mainly of Amazighs of Tamazgha origin who speak the Shilha language (a branch of Tamazight languages). Its weekly souk every Tuesday is well known in the area.
Geographically and economically, Amizmiz acts as a juncture point between the many small Berber villages in the surrounding area. The weekly souk is an important part of this economic role, as individual Berber farmers from the hills surrounding Amizmiz bring their produce and livestock to sell and, in return, purchase packaged food items like tea and sugar—items brought in from Marrakech by local merchants.
References and notes
Media related to Amizmiz at Wikimedia Commons
- Amizmiz travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Photos/maps of Amizmiz on a Berber site.
- Cultural excursions based in Amizmiz.
- The official site of the Festival of Amizmiz.
- The official site of Amizmiz.