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1. A member of a North African, primarily Muslim people living in settled or nomadic tribes from Morocco to Egypt.
2. Any of the Afro-Asiatic languages of the Berbers.

[Arabic Barbar.]

Ber′ber adj.
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1. (Peoples) a member of a Caucasoid Muslim people of N Africa
2. (Languages) the language of this people, forming a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. There are extensive differences between dialects
3. (Languages) of or relating to this people or their language
4. (Peoples) of or relating to this people or their language
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(ˈbɜr bər)

1. a member of any of a group of peoples of the mountains of North Africa and mountains and oases of the Sahara, including, in most usages, the Tuaregs.
2. the group of closely related languages spoken by these peoples: a branch of Afroasiatic.
[1835–45; < Arabic barbar < Greek bárbaros; see barbarous]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Berber - a member of an indigenous people of northern AfricaBerber - a member of an indigenous people of northern Africa
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
Almoravid - a member of a Muslim dynasty of Berber warriors that flourished from 1049 to 1145 and that established political dominance over northwestern Africa and Spain
Riff, Riffian - a Berber living in northern Morocco
2.Berber - a cluster of related dialects that were once the major language of northern Africa west of Egypt; now spoken mostly in Morocco
Afrasian, Afrasian language, Afroasiatic, Afro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic language, Hamito-Semitic - a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
Tuareg - the dialect of Berber spoken by the Tuareg
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A. ADJbereber
B. Nbereber mf
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(= person) → Berbère mf
(= language) → berbère m
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Berber m, → Berberfrau f
(= language)die Berbersprache
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An exhibition of legendary Bosnia-Herzegovina artist late Mersad Berber's paintings (1940-2012) opened recently at Katara Cultural Village Foundation to hearty applauses from an appreciative crowd of art lovers present on the occasion.
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech has designed a new luxury accommodation package for guests wanting to learn more about the traditions and culture of the Berber people.
Padma parquet bed frame double in brown PS699, Hasna duvet set double in white PS65, Ahlam duvet cover set double in yellow and grey PS65, Mahika quilt PS150, Dakara seagrass basket PS30, Avebury chairs PS99, multi Berber rug PS50, Zag Berber rug in charcoal PS400, Duplet daybed Maria marmalade PS990, all John Lewis
Bennison adeptly makes the case for the larger relevance of her work in the first chapter: most broadly, it brings into focus Berber peoples as significant actors in Islamic history and the making of Islamic civilization.
Born on August 23, 1972, Massi is an Algerian Berber singer, songwriter and guitarist.
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