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Berber

[bur-ber] /ˈbɜr bər/
noun
1.
a member of a group of North African tribes living in Barbary and the Sahara.
2.
a subfamily of Afro-Asiatic, consisting of the languages of the Berbers, including Tuareg and Kabyle.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the Berbers or their language.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Arabic barbar < Greek bárbaros; see barbarous
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British Dictionary definitions for berbers

Berber

/ˈbɜːbə/
noun
1.
a member of a Caucasoid Muslim people of N Africa
2.
the language of this people, forming a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. There are extensive differences between dialects
adjective
3.
of or relating to this people or their language
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Word Origin and History for berbers

Berber

1820 (n.); 1832 (adj.), from Arabic name for the peoples living west of Egypt; perhaps ultimately from Greek barbaros "barbarians" (see Barbary).

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