Places & People Profile

PROFILE: Berber People of Morocco

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Rather than calling themselves “Berbers,” they refer to themselves by the name of their particular subgroup. The Berbers also call themselves the “Imazighen,” which means “man of noble origin.” Prior to the 7th century, the Berbers had successfully resisted for...

Country: Philippines

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Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, and east of Vietnam. Area: 300,000 square kilometers. Terrain: Mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands. Highest point: Mount Apo (9,692 feet/2954 meters). Population: 97,976,603. There ar...

Country: Nepal

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Sun rising behind Mount Everest, left, with Nuptse to the right. (Photo by Jim Nowlin, Mission: Nepal 2008) Location: Southern Asia between China and India. Area: 147,181 square kilometers (slightly larger than Arkansas). Terrain: Central hill region and Himalayan mountains in the nort...


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People: Kham Tibetan (also known as Eastern, Northern and Western Khampa). Location: Kham Tibetans are spread among four Chinese provinces. As many Kham are thought to live in the Sichuan, Qinghai and Yunnan as in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR). There is a large concentration of Kh...

Country: Malawi

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Location: East and Southern Africa, between Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. Area: 118,480 square kilometers (slightly smaller than the state of Pennsylvania). Terrain: Narrow elongated plateau with rolling plains, rounded hills, and some mountains (specifically Mulanje Mountains). Highest point: S...

Country: Tanzania

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Kilimanjaro, as seen from Moshi, Tanzania. (Photo by Shawn Dowd) Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique. Area: 945,000 square kilometers (slightly larger than twice the size of California). Terrain: Plains along the coast; central plateau; highl...