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
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Abstract

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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