aljamia

noun al·ja·mia \ˌälhäˈmēə\
variants: or

aljamiah

\ˌälhäˈmēə\

Definition of aljamia

plural

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  1. 1 :  Spanish written in Hebrew or especially Arabic characters

  2. 2 :  the Arabic alphabet as adapted for writing Spanish

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Origin and Etymology of aljamia

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


First Known Use: 1822


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