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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Berber  \Ber"ber\,  n.  [See  {Barbary}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Berber 
  n  1:  a  member  of  a  Caucasoid  Muslim  people  of  northern  Africa 
  [syn:  {Berber}] 
  2:  a  cluster  of  related  dialects  that  were  once  the  major 
  language  of  North  Africa  west  of  Egypt;  now  spoken  mostly 
  in  Morocco  [syn:  {Berber}] 




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