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Famous Algerians

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.

J - L
  • Marlene Jobert actress, singer, author
  • Ali Kafi politician
  • Mohammed Khadda painter, sculptor
  • Yasmina Khafra aka Mohammed Moulessehoul author
  • Khaled musician
  • Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina film director, producer, screenwriter
  • Tahar Lamri writer
M - N
  • Abbassi Madani founder, leader of Front Islamic of Salvation (FIS party)
  • Taoufik Makhloufi Olympic medalist, runner
  • Redha Malek former prime minister
  • Cheb Mami singer, songwriter
  • Mouloud Mammeri writer, poet, anthropologist, linguist
  • Souad Massi singer, songwriter, musician
  • Lounes Matoub poet, singer, musician
  • Lounis Ait Menguellet singer, poet, musician
  • Kad Merad actor, screenwriter, director, producer
  • Nouria Merah-Benida Olympic medalist, runner
  • Rachid Mimouni author, poet
  • Ahmed Khelifati Mohamed aka Cheb Mami singer, songwriter
  • Noureddine Morceli Olympic medalist, runner
  • Mustapha Moussa Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Mahfoud Nahnah founder, leader of the HMS party
  • Samira Negrouche writer, poet, essayist
Q - R
  • Tahar Ouettar writer
  • Ahmed Ouyahia politician, former prime minister
  • Abd al Qadir former independence leader
  • Ahmed Rachedi film director, screenwriter
  • Mohammed Racim artist
  • Jean Richepin poet, novelist, dramatist
  • Cheikha Rimitti singer, musician


  • Said Sadi founder, leader of RCD party
  • Djabir Said-GuerniOlympic medalist, runner
  • Ali Saidi-Sief Olympic medalist, runner
  • Boualem Sansal author
  • Thelma Schoonmaker film editor
  • Hadj Smaine Mohamed Seghir actor, director
  • Hadj Smaine actor, comedian
  • Hocine Soltani Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Azouz Statra actor, musician
T - Z
  • Rachid Taha singer, musician
  • Takfarinas singer, songwriter
  • Cheb Tarik musician
  • Hamid Tibouchi artist
  • Kateb Yacine writer
  • Zaho singer
  • Moufdi Zakariapoet, writer, author of Algerian National Anthem
  • Mohamed Zaoui Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Larbi Zekkalactor, musician
  • Salem Zenia writer
  • Liamine Zeroualformer president
  • Mohammed Chaouki Zine writer, philosopher

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Flag of Algeria
Land Area 2,381,741 km2
Total Area 2,381,741km2 (#10)
Population 40,263,711 (#33)
Population Density 16.91/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $609.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $15,000
Currency Dinar (DZD)
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