Beni-Israel

noun
Beni-Is·​ra·​el | \ ˌbe-nē-ˈiz-rē-əl+ \
plural Beni-Israel

Definition of 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

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History and Etymology for Beni-Israel

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 18 Jun. 2021.

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