Mohamed Chafik (born 17
September 1926, in Ayt Saden (close to Fes), Morocco) is a
Moroccan writer and specialist in Berber language and literature.
He is the author of a Berber-Arabic
dictionary (3 volumes).
Chafik is also considered as one of the major figures in the
Moroccan Amazigh Movement
taught at university, participated in many conferences about the
Amazigh case and wrote many books. He is also known as the author
and first signer of the 2000 Amazigh
in which he and thousands of Amazigh activists
demanded, from the Moroccan government, the official recognition of
the Amazigh language as a national and official language of the
Since 1980 he has been a member of the Academy of the Kingdom of
In 2001, Chafik was appointed by the Mohammed VI
, King of Morocco
, to be the first rector
of the newly created Royal Institute of the
. He accepted the job but refused to receive any
salary for it.
Chafik is also a member of the Moroccan advisory council on human
He received the chevalier
of the Ordre des Palmes
In 2002 Chafik received the Principal Award (Laureate) from the
Prince Claus Fund
- The Arabic Amazigh dictionary / 3 volumes/ published by the
Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco.
(Dictionaire bilingue arabe-amazigh, tome 1 (1990), tome 2 (1996),
tome 3 (1999), Publications de l'Académie marocaine.)
- 33 centuries of Amazigh History.
- Chafik, M, Trente trois siècle de l’histoire des
imazighen, Boukili éd. 2000 (3e éd.).
- Chafik, M, La poésie amazighe et la résistance armée dans
le Moyen Atlas et l’Est du Haut Atlas, revue de l’Académie du
- The Amazigh Language's Linguistic Structure.
- Diggings in the Amazigh Language.
- 44 lessons in the Amazigh Language.
- Interview with Mohamed Chafik in TelQuel-Online by Driss Ksikes
(in French): "L'Islam prône la Laïcité" 
- Aitsadden.com 
- Dictionaire bilingue arabe-amazigh, tome 1 (1990),
tome 2 (1996), tome 3 (1999), Publications de
- Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development
- A Brief Survey of Thirty-Three Centuries of Amazigh History,