[ kuh-bahyl ]
/ kəˈbaɪl /


a member of a branch of the Berber people dwelling in NE Algeria.
the Berber language spoken by the Kabyles.

Origin of Kabyle

1730–40; < Arabic qabā'il, plural of qabīlah tribe
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British Dictionary definitions for kabyle

/ (kəˈbaɪl) /


plural -byles or -byle a member of a Berber people inhabiting the E Atlas Mountains in Tunisia and Algeria
the dialect of Berber spoken by this people

Word Origin for Kabyle

C19: from Arabic qabā'il, plural of qabīlah tribe
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