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Algeria famous natives

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

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  • Ferhat Abbas political leader
  • Hadj Abderrahmane actor, comedian
  • Hocine Ait Ahmed politician, revolutionary
  • Mohamed Allalou Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Merzak Allouache film director, screenwriter
  • Abdelkader Alloula playwright, producer
  • Malek Alloula poet, writer, editor, literary critic
  • Louis Althusser philosopher
  • Leila Ameddah painter, sculptor
  • Apuleius author
  • Mohammed Arkoun author, historian, philosopher, scholar
  • Abbas Aroua physicist, activist
  • Augustine of Hippo theologian
  • Daniel Auteuil actor

  • Baaziz singer, songwriter
  • Mohamed Bahari Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Mohammed Bedjaoui diplomat, jurist, ambassador
  • Ahmed Ben Bella soldier, revolutionary, former    president
  • Chadli Bendjedid former president
  • Abdelmalek Benhabyles statesman
  • Amar Benikhlef Olympic medalist, judoka
  • Benyoucef Benkhedda politician
  • Salah Benlabed architect, academic, novelist, poet
  • Malek Bennabi social, religious philosopher
  • Boualem Bessaih politician, writer
  • Rabah Bitat politician
  • Biyouna actress, dancer, comedian
  • Yve-Alain Bois art historian
  • Said Boualam politician
  • Mohamed Boudiaf independence war leader, former    president
  • Rachid Boudjedra poet, novelist, playwright, critic
  • Hassiba Boulmerka Olympic medalist, runner
  • Houari Boumediene former president
  • Abdelaziz Bouteflika politician, president (born in    Morocco)
  • Baya Bouzar aka Biyouna singer, dancer, actress
  • Lakhdar Brahimi politician

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C - D
  • Albert Camus writer
  • Alain Chabat actor, director
  • Bendjedid Chadli former president
  • Mehdi Charef film director, screenwriter
  • Idir aka Hamid Cheriet singer, songwriter, musician, record producer
  • Mohamed Chouikh filmmaker
  • Jacques Derrida philosopher
  • Mohammed Dib writer
  • Ali Dilem editorial cartoonist
  • Abdallah Djaballah politician, leader Al-Islah party
  • Tahar Djaout poet, journalist, critic
  • Assia Djebar novelist, translator, filmmaker

F - H
  • Abderrahmane Fares lawyer
  • Mohamed Fellag actor, comedian
  • Mouloud Feraoun author, independence war hero
  • Tony Gatlif film director
  • El Hachemi Guerouabi musician, singer
  • Soraya Haddad Olympic judoka medal winner
  • Abderrahmane Hammad Olympic medalist, track and    field
  • Louisa Hanoune founder, leader of PT Worker’s Party
  • Mohamed Harbi historian
  • Dahmane El Harrachi singer, composer, songwriter
  • Cheb Hasni musician
  • Miloud Hmida poet, critic, translator


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