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Extinct: no
Family: Afro-Asiatic
Branch: Berber
Continent: Africa
Country: Algeria
 
Region: Grande Kabylie Mt. range, western Kabylia. Also spoken in Belgium, France.
Countries Where Spoken: Algeria, Belgium, France.
Countries Where Official: Algeria
   
Native Speakers: 2,537,000
Speakers Total: 3,123,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Kabyle at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Kabyle at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Kabyle: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Kabyle: 0
  
Three Letter Code: KAB
Alternative Names: Tamazight
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Summary: The name 'Kabyle' is reported by some sources to derive from the Arabic word for 'tribesman'. Patrilineal and patrilocal. Mountain slope. Peasant agriculturalists: olives, figs, pomegranates, peaches, apricots, pears, plums, vegetables. Muslim, secular, Christian.
 

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