Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture
The Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture (French: Institut royal de la culture amazighe (IRCAM); Standard Moroccan Tamazight: ⴰⵙⵉⵏⴰⴳ ⴰⴳⵍⴷⴰⵏ ⵏ ⵜⵓⵙⵙⵏⴰ ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵜ, romanized: Asinag Ageldan n Tussna Tamazight (SGSM); Arabic: المعهد الملكي للثقافة الأمازيغية, romanized: al-Ma‘had al-Malikī lith-Thaqāfah al-Amāzīghīyah) is an academic institute of the Moroccan government in charge with the development and the promotion of the Berber languages and culture and of the development of Berber language courses for Morocco's public schools.
|Latin: Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture|
Institut royal de la culture amazighe
|Secretary General||M. E. H. El Moujahid|
|Address||Alal Fasi Street |
PO Box 2055
The institute is located in the Moroccan capital of Rabat. It was officially founded on October 17, 2001, under a royal decree of King Mohammed VI (Dahir (royal decree) number 1-01-299). The institute had legal and financial independence from the executive branch of government, but its recommendations about the education of the Berber languages in Moroccan public schools are not legally binding to the government.
After nineteen years of existence the Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture ceased to exist as an independent institution in February 2020. It continues to function as a division of National Council for Amazigh Languages and Culture.