From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Berber \Ber"ber\ (b[~e]r"b[~e]r), 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
   [1913 Webster]
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