plural Beni-Israel
: 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.
: a member of the Beni-Israel people

Word History


Arabic banī Isrā'īl the children of Israel

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“Beni-Israel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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