Moroccans remain as one of the friendliest and most hospitable people in the world. While primarily it is dominated by Muslim Arabs and typically regarded as an Arab nation, Morocco is best described as a nation of both Arabs and its indigenous inhabitants, the Berbers. The Berbers which means “those who are not Arab” have generally settled in the countryside and mountains. However, in the past few decades, more Berbers moved into urban areas mixing peacefully among the Arab and small Jewish population. Due to the many influxes of populations in Morocco, the country has experienced many cultural influences mostly from Europe, Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Classical Arabic is the country’s official language while Berber are generally used as a first language mostly in rural areas. French, is Morocco’s unofficial third language widely used in education, commerce and government. Spanish is being spoken by majority of Moroccans in the northern part while English is being taught in all public schools.