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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Arabic
Origin: islam 'obeying (the will of God)'

Islam

noun
     
Related topics: Islam, Nationality and Race
Is‧lam [uncountable]
1RRI the Muslim religion, which was started by Muhammad and whose holy book is the Koran
2RRISAN the people and countries that follow this religion
Islamist noun [countable]
Islamic adjective

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