from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a Berber people of northeast Algeria.
- n. The Berber language of this people.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of the ethnic group that speaks the Kabyle language.
- proper n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Berber, as in Algiers or Tunis. See Berber.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a Berber race dwelling in Algeria, particularly in the mountains of the coast.
- n. A dialect of Berber, spoken by many of the Kabyles.
I pushed down my assumptions about what was being thought of me in La Bague de Kenza and ordered a savory crepe, trying to pronounce the name in Kabyle, m'hajjeb, which is written phonetically on a plastic tag in front of the display.
Indeed, the word Targhee seems to have the same signification as Kabyle, that is, "tribe," or "nation," both words denoting people of the same original stock.
I got lost in the sound of French mixed with Kabyle as I waited.
The pastry shop is called La Bague de Kenza, the ring of treasure, kenza neither French nor Arabic but Kabyle, the language spoken by people from the mountains in Algeria.
I was always a bit shy and hesitant when I ordered from the women who worked in this shop, my illiteracy in Kabyle, my obvious non-French accent — it was much more humbling, my awkwardness there, than having my mistakes corrected in the regular French bakeries, uuuuune baguette, pas UN, mademoiselle!
Many Kabyle and increasing numbers of Arabs are becoming Christian believers.
Zidane is an Algerian Berber; or more precisely, he is of the Kabyle people of the western Maghreb.
The genetics I was referring to are the population genetics of the Kabyle.
One of the letters found from this era, written in Kabyle, states
My mind projects into the future and I see two dashing young Frenchmen in New York City standing beneath a striped awning that reads Chez K & M (Karim's Kabyle* and Max's Mediterranean Specialties).
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