Ka·​byle kə-ˈbī(-ə)l How to pronounce Kabyle (audio)
: a member of a Berber people living in the mountainous coastal area east of Algiers
: the Berber language of the Kabyles

Word History


Arabic qabā'il, plural of qabīla tribe

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kabyle was in 1738

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“Kabyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kabyle. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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