International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 11, Issue 2–4, pp 147–156 | Cite as

Agricultural property, matrimonial structures, and reproductive behaviour of the Guedmiwa Berbers (Azegour Valley, Marrakech, Morocco)

  • A. Baali
  • K. Hilali
  • G. Boëtsch
Reproduction and the Dynamics of Populations


This study concerns the Guedmiwa Berber population living in the Azegour Valley, at an altitude of 2000m on the northern slopes of the western range of the Haut-Atlas mountains. The reproductive behaviour of 506 Guedmiwa Berber families shows a rather elevated fertility which seems influenced at the same time by the socio-familial organisation and by the economic resources at the disposition of the family.

Key words

Marriage reproductive behaviour anthropological demography Berbers Morocco 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Baali
    • 1
  • K. Hilali
    • 1
  • G. Boëtsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Equipe d'Ecologie Humaine Faculté des SciencesUniversité Cadi AyyadMarrakechMorocco
  2. 2.UPR 221 du CNRSUniversity of Aix-MarseilleFrance

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