noun \kə-ˈbī(-ə)l\

Definition of KABYLE

:  a member of a Berber people living in the mountainous coastal area east of Algiers
:  the Berber language of the Kabyles

Origin of KABYLE

Arabic qabā'il, plural of qabīla tribe
First Known Use: 1738


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Berber people of northeastern Algeria. Most are Muslim, though a few are Christian. They are predominantly agricultural, growing grains and olives and herding goats. Village government is run by an assembly of adult males. Villages are divided into clans, and the society is organized into classes. The current population is about 2.5 to 3 million.


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