Most of the people of Western Sahara are Arabs or people called Berbers. Most Arabs and Berbers areMuslims <<MUHZ luhmz>>, people who follow the religion of Islam. Many of Western Sahara’s people are nomads. They travel from place to place to find food for their camels, goats, and sheep. Some people fish along the coast.
Morocco and Spain have controlled the area at different times. Today, Morocco claims Western Sahara as part of Morocco. But many people who live in Western Sahara say they want to be independent.