Kabyle

noun
Ka·​byle | \ kə-ˈbī(-ə)l How to pronounce Kabyle (audio) \

Definition of Kabyle

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

First Known Use of Kabyle

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Kabyle

Arabic qabā'il, plural of qabīla tribe

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“Kabyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kabyle. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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