Religion and Language


Arabic is the official language of the country. Most of the people speaks various Arabic and Berber dialects .
French colonialism left French as the second language of many educated Algerians. English is rarely spoken. The Touareg tribes in the south of the country speak two Berber dialects.


Islam is Algeria's official religion and the vast majority of Algerians are Muslim. Since the departure of the French, Christianity is a peripheral religion.