Africa | Timazighin Berber Woman Libya. | © Aimen Ashur Photography. The Berber (Amazigh sometimes, plural of Amazigh,), are the original inhabitants of North Africa. In ancient times, the Berbers Libyans, Numidians and Moors called. The Berbers lived in an area that stretched from the Atlantic to the Siwa Oasis in Egypt and Tunisia to the Sahel. This area was formerly known as Barbary.