Dating man hamza tunisia
Probably the original population was Berber speaking.
The parade of invaders began with the Phoenicians, who settled Carthage, used it as a trading base, and eventually entered into a losing conflict with Rome.
Carthage with its port was the historic urban center in the region from the ninth century Since Carthaginian times the rural hinterland around Carthage, later Tunis, has approximately corresponded to the contemporary boundaries of Tunisia.
It has sometimes been part of a larger empire, as when it was the Roman province of Africa, sometimes an independent unit, as under the medieval Hafsid dynasty, but always distinct.
Tunisians are a maritime people and have always maintained extensive contacts by sea with other Mediterranean countries.
Before the migration of Jews to Israel and France, most towns had a small Jewish community, and Tunis itself was 10–15 percent Jewish. Only a minority of Tunisians, however, are comfortable in French.
Fluency in French is a status marker, and so social considerations, as well as the practical ones of an opening to the world, have impeded full Arabization.
The country is heavily dependent on rainfall, which falls mostly between September and May, and in northern Tunisia averages around 20 inches (50 centimeters) a year.
The mountains in the northwest attract heavier rain and even snow in the winter.