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n. pl. Kabyle or Ka·byles
1. A member of a Berber people of northeast Algeria.
2. The Berber language of this people.

[Arabic qabā'ilu, pl. of qabīla, tribe, from qabila, to receive; see qbl in Semitic roots.]


npl -byles or -byle
1. (Peoples) a member of a Berber people inhabiting the E Atlas Mountains in Tunisia and Algeria
2. (Languages) the dialect of Berber spoken by this people
[C19: from Arabic qabā'il, plural of qabīlah tribe]
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beaucoup moins que]J'ai menAaAa la chanson et la culture kabyles lAaAaAeA oAaAaAeA j'ai pu, mon devoir, je fait et je crois que je ne peux pas faire plus.
beaucoup moins que]La communaute internationale doit faire emerger les voix de plus de huit millions de Kabyles trop longtemps maintenus dans le silence et dans l'invisibilite.
In his trenchant lyrics as well as in his political interventions, Matoub developed a reputation for saying what Kabyles thought in secret but felt unable to say.
Put simply, the Kabyles don't like the Arabs very muchand the best way to get them to go over to the French side might have been to capitalize on the ethnic, religious, and linguistic tension between the two groups.
No publication data is cited for the original Signes et rituels magiques des femmes kabyles.
Those seeking something like a precis of her methodology might skip to the end of the first section to read her Bourdieu tribute: "'To Quote,' Say the Kabyles, 'Is to Bring Back to Life.
Berbers include the Kabyles of northern Algeria and the nomadic Tuareg in the south.
L'auteure analyse certaines formes de la pathologie propre aux femmes kabyles et leur traitement traditionnel qu'elle compare au traitement clinique psychiatrique en Kabylie.
A cette occasion, la chorale du village, composee de jeunes filles du village, toutes vetues de robes kabyles aux couleurs chatoyantes, a interprete des chants kabyles puises du patrimoine oral de cette belle region d'Algerie.
Une facon comme une autre de dire qu'au lieu de defendre l'autonomie pour une poignee de soi-disant refugies, que l'Algerie a toujours refuse de recenser, il faudrait d'abord l'accorder aux 8 millions de Kabyles qui ont derriere eux 90 siecles d'histoire et de presence en Kabylie.
Translated from Magic des femmes kabyles et l'unite de la societe traditionnelle.
Une tournee ou se meleront sonorites kabyles et italiennes.