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Old March 20th, 2018, 02:17 PM   #1
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Whcih languages did Muammar Gaddafi speak?


Same question as title, and question is specific to him. Not the arbitrary Libyan demographic.

His death is too recent to qualify for the history forum. But he did enough in the past that I feel this question is OK here.

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Old March 20th, 2018, 04:15 PM   #2
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Arabic and some English. i haven't heard about any other language he could speak.
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Old March 20th, 2018, 11:27 PM   #3

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Perhaps some Berber? That is, if he had any Berber lineage.

And considering that Libya was also a relatively recent former colony of Italy, perhaps he might hv in fact spoken a smattering of Italian.

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Old March 21st, 2018, 03:27 AM   #4

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Wiki says:

Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi[12] was born at a tent,[13] near Qasr Abu Hadi, a rural area outside the town of Sirte in the deserts of Tripolitania, western Libya.[14] His family came from a small, relatively uninfluential tribal group called the Qadhadhfa,[15] who were Arabized Berber in heritage

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Old March 22nd, 2018, 03:46 AM   #5

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Perhaps some Berber? That is, if he had any Berber lineage.

And considering that Libya was also a relatively recent former colony of Italy, perhaps he might hv in fact spoken a smattering of Italian.
Dont think he held a very high opinion of Amazigh.

Gaddafi: "Amazigh no longer exist"
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