1a member of the indigenous people of North Africa, among whom are the nomadic Tuareg.
2 [mass noun] the Afro-Asiatic language of the Berber peoples, spoken by about 11 million people. There are several different dialects; some of them, e.g. Tamashek, are regarded by some scholars as separate languages.
relating to the Berber peoples or their language.
from Arabic barbar, from Greek barbaros 'foreigner' (see barbarian)