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KabyleLanguage
The KabyleLanguage is a NorthernAfroAsiaticLanguage (a KabyleGroupLanguage) of Algeria. SIL code: KYL. ISO 639-2: kab. Population: 2,537,000 or more in Algeria (1995), 8% of the population. Estimates by some sources are up to 6,000,000 in Algeria (1998). Population total all countries: 3,074,000 or more. Region: Grande Kabylie Mt. range, western Kabylia. Also spoken in Belgium, France. Dialects: GREATER KABYLE, LESSER KABYLE. Comments: French is often used by men in trade and correspondence. Arabic is also used as second language. Kabyle is used in the home and market. Speakers have pride in Kabyle and resistance to Arabic. The name 'Kabyle' is reported by some sources to derive from the Arabic word for 'tribesman', 'qabila'. Patrilineal and patrilocal. Roman script. Mountain slope. Peasant agriculturalists: olives, figs, pomegranates, peaches, apricots, pears, plums, vegetables. Muslim, secular, Christian. NT 1901-1995.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
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InstancesAfroAsiaticLanguageAn AfroAsiaticLanguage is any one of 372 languages forming a major family of languages of Africa and Asia.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 ContentBearingPhysicalAny Object or Process that expresses content. This covers Objects that contain a Proposition, such as a book, as well as ManualSignLanguage, which may similarly contain a Proposition.
 EntityThe universal class of individuals. This is the root node of the ontology.
 HumanLanguageThe subclass of Languages used by Humans.
 KabyleGroupLanguageThe KabyleGroupLanguage consists solely of the KabyleLanguage (a NorthernAfroAsiaticLanguage).(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 LanguageA system of signs for expressing thought. The system can be either natural or artificial, i.e. something that emerges gradually as a cultural artifact or something that is intentionally created by a person or group of people.
 LinguisticExpressionThis is the subclass of ContentBearingPhysical which are language-related. Note that this Class encompasses both Language and the the elements of Languages, e.g. Words.
 NorthernAfroAsiaticLanguageA NorthernAfroAsiaticLanguage is one of a group of 17 closely related AfroAsiaticLanguages found in North Africa and the Middle East.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 PhysicalAn entity that has a location in space-time. Note that locations are themselves understood to have a location in space-time.
 SpokenHumanLanguageA SpokenHumanLanguage is a HumanLanguage which has as its medium the human voice. It can also be represented visually through writing, although not all SpokenHumanLanguages have a codified written form.
Belongs to Class KabyleGroupLanguage


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