Berber language spoken by the Kabyle people
Kabyle is a Berber language (Kabyle: Ṯāqbāylīṯ, taqbaylit, pronounced /ˌθaq.βajˈliθ/) spoken by the Kabyle people. There are 3,123,000 speakers worldwide, the majority in Algeria, where there are more 2,000,000 speakers.
|Native to||Algeria; immigrant communities in France, Belgium, Canada and elsewhere|
|Region||Kabylie (Provinces of Algiers, Béjaïa, BBA, Bouira, Boumerdes, Sétif, Tizi Ouzou, and parts of Jijel)|
|5 to 7 millions worldwide.|
|Berber Latin alphabet|
Kabyle was (with some exceptions) rarely written before the 20th century; however, in recent years a small but increasing body of literature has been printed. The originally oral poetry of Si Mohand and Ait Menguellet are particularly notable in this respect.