5,000,000 in Algeria (2012). Estimates by some sources are up to 6,000,000 in Algeria (1998). Population total all countries: 5,586,000.
Grande Kabylie mountain range, west Kabylia. Lesser Kabyle in Aokas area. Also in Belgium, France.
5 (Developing). Statutory language of national identity (2002, Constitutional Revision, Law No. 02-03).
Greater Kabyle, Lesser Kabyle (Tasahlit). Lesser Kabyle (Tasahlit) may be a separate language.
Home, market. Positive attitudes. Men may also use French [fra] and Arabic in trade and correspondence.
Kabyle reported by some sources to derive from the Arabic word for tribesman. Patrilineal and patrilocal. Muslim, Christian.