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Kabyle

[kuh-bahyl] /kəˈbaɪl/
noun
1.
a member of a branch of the Berber people dwelling in NE Algeria.
2.
the Berber language spoken by the Kabyles.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < Arabic qabā'il, plural of qabīlah tribe
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Kabyle

/kəˈbaɪl/
noun
1.
(pl) -byles, -byle. a member of a Berber people inhabiting the E Atlas Mountains in Tunisia and Algeria
2.
the dialect of Berber spoken by this people
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic qabā'il, plural of qabīlah tribe
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Word Origin and History for Kabyle

kabyle

Berber of Algeria and Tunisia, 1738, also of their language, from French, from Arabic qaba'il, plural of qabilah "tribe."

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