aljamia

noun
al·​ja·​mia
variants: or aljamiah \ ˌälhäˈmēə \
plural -s

Definition of aljamia

1 : Spanish written in Hebrew or especially Arabic characters
2 : the Arabic alphabet as adapted for writing Spanish

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First Known Use of aljamia

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aljamia

Spanish aljamía, from Arabic al-ʽajamīyah the non-Arab, barbarian

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