Kabyle meaning

kə-bīl
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A member of a Berber people of northeast Algeria.
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The Berber language of this people.
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A member of any of a group of Berber peoples in Algeria and Tunisia.
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The variety of Berber spoken by these peoples.
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A member of a Berber ethnic group inhabiting Algeria and Tunisia, speaking the Kabyle language.
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Pertaining to these people or their language.
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A Northern Berber language of the Berber branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family, spoken by over 3,000,000 people in Algeria; native name Taqbaylit.
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Origin of kabyle

  • Arabic qabā’ilu pl. of qabīla tribe from qabila to receive qbl in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Algerian Arabic قبايل, plural of قبيلة (“tribe”).

    From Wiktionary