Berber Ber"ber (b[~e]r"b[~e]r), n. [See {Barbary}.] A member of a race somewhat resembling the Arabs, but often classed as Hamitic, who were formerly the inhabitants of the whole of North Africa from the Mediterranean southward into the Sahara, and who still occupy a large part of that region; -- called also {Kabyles}. Also, the language spoken by this people. [1913 Webster]

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  • Kabyles — Cet article traite du groupe ethnique kabyle. Pour la langue, voir l article « kabyle ». Kabyles ⵉⴽⵠⴰⵢⵍⵢⵏ (Iqbayliyen) Populations Population totale 5,500,000 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kabyles —    The word Kabyles is derived from the Arabic word qabila (plural qaba il) for tribes. It is used in European languages for the Berber groups stemming from the ancient Sanhaja stock. The Kabyles inhabit the northern Algerian mountain region… …   Historical dictionary of the berbers (Imazighen)

  • Kabyles — n. Berber who lives in Kabylia in northeastern Algeria n. Berber language spoken by the Kabyles …   English contemporary dictionary

  • KABYLES —    the name given to a division of the Berbers of N. Africa, who occupy the coast and tablelands of Mauritania, and are indigenous to it …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Kabyles Du Pacifique — Les Kabyles du Pacifique sont des Kabyles, hommes et de femmes, déportés au bagne de Nouvelle Calédonie pour avoir participé aux insurrections de 1870 71 en Algérie. Sommaire 1 L errance pénitentiaire 2 La vie en Nouvelle Calédonie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kabyles du Pacifique — ( Kabyles of the Pacific ) were a group of men and women deported by French authorities to labor camps on the island of New Caledonia, after taking part in the 1870 1871 mainly Kabyle uprising against colonial rule in Algeria.Their arrest took… …   Wikipedia

  • Kabyles hadra — Corniche « jijelienne », entre Béjaïa et Jijel Kabyles hadra , en arabe algérien : qbayel el hedra, est un nom que certains ont donné aux populations montagnards arabophones qui parlent un arabe pré hillalien et peuplent une partie …   Wikipédia en Français

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