raya

noun
ra·​ya
variants: or rayah \ ˈrīə \
plural -s

Definition of raya

: a subject Christian peasant under the Ottoman empire

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History and Etymology for raya

Turkish rāiyye, from Arabic raʽīyah flock, herd

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“Raya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raya. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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