5,000,000 in Algeria (2012). Population total all countries: 5,586,000.
Bouira, Béjaïa, Tizi Ouzou, Bordj Bou Arréridj, Sétif, M’Sila, Jijel, Boumerdès, Mila, and Médéa provinces; Mediterranean coast east of Algiers; north, Grande Kabylie, from Thenia to Bgayet (Béjaïa), Lesser Kabyle dialect: east of Béjaïa between Tichy and Ziama Mansouria on the coast and inland, Tizi n Berber and Aokas.
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. All ages. Positive attitudes. French [fra] and Arabic may be used by men in trade and correspondence.
Kabyle reported by some sources to derive from the Arabic word for tribesman. Patrilineal and patrilocal. Muslim, Christian.