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The Ghomara are an originally Berber group in northern Morocco, between the rivers Laou and Ouringa , north of Chechaouen and south of Tetouan, just east of the Rif. The river Tiguisas runs through the middle of their territory. While most have shifted to speaking Arabic, a minority continue to speak the Berber Ghomara language.
In medieval times, the self-proclaimed prophet Ha-Mim briefly rose up among them.
They are traditionally divided into eight tribes:
- Beni Ziat
- Beni Zejel
- Beni Selman
- Beni Bu Zra, the last to retain the Ghomara language
- Beni Mansur
- Beni Grir
- Beni Smih
- Beni Rezin
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