Berber

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noun Ber·ber \ˈbər-bər\

Definition of Berber

  1. 1 :  a member of any of various peoples living in northern Africa west of Tripoli

  2. 2 a :  a branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family comprising languages spoken by various peoples of northern Africa and the Sahara (as the Tuaregs and the Kabyles) b :  any one of the Berber languages

Origin and Etymology of berber

ultimately from Arabic barbar


First Known Use: 1732


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