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    by hassan_abu Written Nov 15, 2002

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    Algerians speak Arabic, and French, but some speak good English too.
    Greetings begin with "Assalamualaikum" and they put their cheeks together after that. But for foreigner like me, a simple handshake or putting your right arm across your left chest is a good gesure.

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    In Algeria, Arabic is the...

    by jubbleguff Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    In Algeria, Arabic is the official language. Greetings are often cordial and genuine, usually a handshake and an embrace (between members of the same sex). Algerians frequently use hand gestures during conversations. It is considered impolite to point directly at someone. Men and women tend to socialize separately.

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    Mozabite traditions

    by tini58de Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ghardaia is known for its Mozabite inhabitants - a Berber tribe belonging to the Islamic group of the Kharejites - and you can see many women covered completely - except for one eye!

    Mozabite woman

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    Desert Pass

    by hassan_abu Written Oct 19, 2002

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    You need a desert pass if you are travelling in the deseet. Obtain one form the nearest police station if you can find any.

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    Algeria is an Islamic country,...

    by tini58de Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Algeria is an Islamic country, so one should respect this by not wearing shorts or tops or clothes, that show too much skin! Besides - the sun is so strong, that covering the body makes sense!!!!

    Mozabite women

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    Good for: Couples

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