Beni-Israel

noun

Beni-Is·​ra·​el
ˌbe-nē-ˈiz-rē-əl+
plural Beni-Israel
1
: a people of Jewish descent living in the neighborhood of Bombay, India, and known to history at least as early as the 12th century a.d.
2
: a member of the Beni-Israel people

Word History

Etymology

Arabic banī Isrā'īl the children of Israel

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“Beni-Israel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Beni-Israel. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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