Institut des Hautes Édudes Marocaines

   To facilitate the work of native affairs officers, the French colonial administration founded this higher-education institution in 1913 in Rabat to train French and Moroccan teachers and colonial administrators and interpreters in the languages and cultures of Morocco. The institute also sponsored research on Moroccan society and published several scholarly journals of which Hespéris is the most highly regarded. Arabic and Berber languages dominated the curriculum, and attention was also paid to Islamic studies, ethnology, archaeology, and geography. This colonial institution was formerly known as the École Supérieure de langue arabe et de dialectes berbères, and M. Nehli, a linguist, was named its first professor.

Historical Dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen) . . 2014.

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  • Comité d'Etudes Berbères —    In order to facilitate the implementation of General Louis Hubert Lyautey s vision of dealing with Moroccan Berbers, he founded the Comité d Etudes Berbères in Rabat to systematize research on Berbers by a decision of 9 January 1915. The… …   Historical dictionary of the berbers (Imazighen)

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