Kasbah

Kasbah

[kaz-buh, -bah, kahz-]
noun
the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers.
Also, Casbah.


Origin:
< Arabic qaṣabah citadel

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kasbah or casbah (ˈkæzbɑː)
 
n
1.  the citadel of any of various North African cities
2.  Compare medina the quarter in which a kasbah is located
 
[from Arabic qaṣba citadel]
 
casbah or casbah
 
n
 
[from Arabic qaṣba citadel]

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