From Algerian Arabic قبايل, plural of قبيلة (“tribe”).
Kabyle (plural Kabyles) A member of a Berber ethnic group inhabiting Algeria and Tunisia, speaking the Kabyle language.
Kabyle A Northern Berber language of the Berber branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family, spoken by over 3,000,000 people in Algeria; native name Taqbaylit.
Adjective Kabyle (comparative more Kabyle, superlative most Kabyle) Pertaining to these people or their language. 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 24: Revisiting his native land that year, Albert Camus was horrified to find Kabyle children fighting with dogs for the contents of a rubbish bin.
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