What does Berber mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Berbernoun

    a member of an indigenous people of northern Africa

  2. Berbernoun

    a cluster of related dialects that were once the major language of northern Africa west of Egypt; now spoken mostly in Morocco


  1. Berbernoun

    A member of a particular ethnic group indigenous to northwest Africa.

  2. Berberadjective

    Of the Berber people, their culture, or their language.

  3. Berbernoun

    A group of closely related Afroasiatic languages spoken in northern Africa, particularly Morocco and Algeria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Berbernoun

    a member of a race somewhat resembling the Arabs, but often classed as Hamitic, who were formerly the inhabitants of the whole of North Africa from the Mediterranean southward into the Sahara, and who still occupy a large part of that region; -- called also Kabyles. Also, the language spoken by this people


  1. Berber

    Berber is a town in the River Nile state of northern Sudan, 50 km north of Atbara, near the junction of the Atbara River and the Nile. The town was the starting-point of the old caravan route across the Nubian Desert to the Red Sea at Suakin. The first line of defense against the Ottoman empire occurred in this city. Some attempts also occurred in Dar Mahas and Dongola. The tribes inhabiting this city are mainly Ja'Alin with fewer numbers of Ababda. English explorer Samuel Baker passed in Berber on his discovery of Albert Nyanza Lake, in 1861. Berber is one of the first Sudanese towns that knew modern schooling. Many of the elder generation leaders were educated in Berber intermediate school.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Berber

    bėr′bėr, n. and adj. a member of one of the Hamitic tribes inhabiting the mountainous regions of Barbary and the northern portions of the Great Desert, originally occupying the whole southern coast of the Mediterranean: the language spoken by the Berbers. [Derived by Barth either from the name of their supposed ancestor, Ber, which we recognise in the L. A-fer, an African; or from the Gr. and L. term Barbari.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Berber

    native language spoken in the mountainous parts of Barbary.

  2. Berber

    a town in Nubia, on the Nile, occupied by the English; starting-point of caravans for the Red Sea; railway was begun to Suakim, but abandoned.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Berber in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Berber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Berber in a Sentence

  1. King Mohammed VI:

    For a long time, only one or two Berber people were allowed in parliament, but since King Mohammed VI took over, half of parliament is Berber, we have seen a lot of reform since he has been King.

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