aljama

noun
al·​ja·​ma | \ älˈhämə \
plural -s

Definition of aljama

: a Jewish congregation or community in medieval Spain especially : a Jewish (sometimes Moorish) quarter, school, or synagogue

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First Known Use of aljama

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aljama

Spanish, from Arabic al-jamāʽah the assembly, congregation of people

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“Aljama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aljama. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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