Souss-Massa-Draâ (Arabic: سوس ماسة درعة) is one of the sixteen regions of Morocco. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Regions of Morocco As part of a 1997 decentralization/regionalization law passed by the legislature 16 new regions (provided below were created It is situated in central Morocco. It covers an area of 70,880 km² and has a population of 3,113,653 (2004 census). The capital is Agadir. Agadir ( Arabic ~since it is not an Arabic word it is modified as follows أڴادير or أغادير, Berber (Amazigh) is a city in One of the major languages spoken in this region of Morocco, along with Moroccan Arabic (Darija) and a minor amount of French, is Tachelhite. Tachelhite is known as 'the language of the Souss. '
As of 2005, the Wali of Souss-Massa-Draâ is Rachid Filali. Wali (Arabic ولي, plural Awliya ' أولياء) is an Arabic word meaning trusted one or friend generally denoting
The region is made up into the following provinces and prefectures :