dhimmi

noun
dhim·​mi | \ ˈdimē \
variants: or less commonly zimmi
plural dhimmis or dhimmi also zimmis or zimmi

Definition of dhimmi

: a person living in a region overrun by Muslim conquest who was accorded a protected status and allowed to retain his or her original faith

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History and Etymology for dhimmi

Arabic dhimmīy

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“Dhimmi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dhimmi. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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