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PRONUNCIATION OF KUFIYAH

kufiyah  [kʊˈfiːjə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KUFIYAH

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Kufiyah is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KUFIYAH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

kufiyah

Keffiyeh

The keffiyeh or kufiya (Arabic: كوفية‎ kūfiyyah, meaning "from the city of Kufa" (الكوفه); plural كوفيات kūfiyyāt), also known as a ghutrah (غُترَة), shemagh (شماغ), ḥaṭṭah (حَطّة), mashadah (مَشَدة), chafiye (Persian: چَفیِه‎) or cemedanî (Kurdish: جه مه داني), sudra (Hebrew: סודרא), is a traditional Middle Eastern headdress fashioned from a square scarf, usually made of cotton. It is typically worn by Arabs and also some Kurds. It is commonly found in arid regions as it provides protection from sunburn, dust and sand. Its distinctive standard woven checkered pattern may have originated in an ancient Mesopotamian representation of either fishing nets or ears of grain, but the true origin of the pattern remains unknown. The keffiyeh has been worn by Arabs residing in regions in Arabia, Jordan and Iraq for over a century.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KUFIYAH


Ahmadiyah
ˌɑːməˈdiːjə
Ahmadiyyah
ˌaməˈdiːjə
Antakiya
ˌæntɑːˈkiːjə
Bharatiya
ˈbɑːrəˌtiːjə
candelilla
ˌkændəˈliːjə
jambiya
dʒæmˈbiːjə
kaffiyeh
kæˈfiːjə
keffiyeh
kɛˈfiːjə
ouguiya
uːˈɡiːjə
Rossiya
raˈsiːjə
sopaipilla
ˌsɒpaɪˈpiːjə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KUFIYAH

kudu
kudzu
kueh
Kuei-lin
Kuei-yang
Kueichou
Kuenlun
kufi
Kufic
kugel
kuia
Kuibyshev
Kuiper belt
kukri
kuku
Kuku Nor
kula
kulak
kulan

WORDS THAT END LIKE KUFIYAH

Abdullah
ah
aliyah
Allah
ayah
dahabeeyah
dahabiyah
Deborah
El Iskandariyah
gunyah
Hannah
moryah
Nasiriyah
noah
rayah
Sarah
shah
Utah
yah
yeah

Synonyms and antonyms of kufiyah in the English dictionary of synonyms

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380 millions of speakers
ar

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kufiyah
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Kufiyah
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Kufiyah
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kufiyah
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कुफिया
75 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kufiyah

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KUFIYAH»

Discover the use of kufiyah in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kufiyah and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Between Integration and Secession: The Muslim Communities of ...
iqal (A) - Headband (to hold the kufiyah) imam (A) - Muslim religious leader, prayer leader in a mosque indio (S) - An Indian native to North America; in the Philippines, a term for a native who has converted to Christianity jawi (M) - The script for ...
Moshe Yegar, 2002
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Studies on the Tihāmah: the report of the Tihāmah Expedition ...
The size of the plaited strand is larger than that used in the qubbah, being on average 1.5cm. kufiyah, ubiquitous. (Shape: fez-like, of varying heights, see Plates 8.1, 8.5) The construction technique of this hat differs from that of the other Ti- ...
Francine Stone, 1985
3
Captive Bride
The irresistible call of adventure brings lovely Christina Wakefield to the alluring Arabian desert.
Johanna Lindsey, 2011
4
Culture and customs of Syria
Rural men as often as not wore a kufiyah, which is wide, square cotton cloth usually white or with black checkers in Syria. The more familiar red-checkered cloth, though worn in Syria, is less common than the black checkered kufiyah. The cloth ...
John A. Shoup, 2008
5
The Hikayat Muhammad Hanafiyyah: a medieval Muslim-Malay romance
Maka Fatimah pingsanlah mendengar suara malak al-maut, tiadalah kabarkan dirinya, maka firman Allah tacälä menitahkan Jibrail: "Pergilah engkau turun mendapatkan Fatimah anak kekasihku, bawa olehmu kufiyah ini, ciumkan kepadanya ...
L. F. Brakel, 1975
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Chambers concise dictionary
[19c: from Japanese kuzu] kufiyah see kaffiyeh Ku Klux Klan /ku: kUks klan/ or the Klan >n (abbreviation KKK) a secret society of White Protestants of the southern US, originally formed after the Civil War, and during the 20c using violence ...
Ian Brookes, 2004
7
To the Gold Coast for Gold
The men wore clean blanket-mantles, the women coloured corsets laced in front, gowns of black serge or cotton, dark blue shawls hardly reaching to their waist, and the usual white kerchief, the Arab kufiyah, under the broad-brimmed straw or  ...
Francis Burton Richard, Richard Francis Burton, 2009
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Chabers 21st Century Dictionary
... or kefftyeh or kufiyah c» noun an Arab headdress of cloth folded and held by a cord around the head. © 19c: from Arabic kaffiyah. Kafir /'kafa(r), 'ka:-/ o noun 1 one of a people belonging to Kafiristan in E Afghanistan. 2 KAFFIR. © 19c: Arabic  ...
9
Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume ...
Otherwise, I have nothing to lose but my Kufiyah (Arab headdress)" 203. Telegram From Secretary of State Vance to the White. 6 See footnote 8, Document 187. 7 See footnote 5, Document 187. 206. Telegram From Secretary of State Vance to ...
Adam M. Howard, 2014
10
Frank Maria: A Search for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
... with rice and sheep, cooked whole.73 Indeed, the sight of men dressed in traditional kufiyah and `aba so intrigued the citizens of Aleppo that almost half of them followed the caravan into the wilderness to see what time had passed by.
Paul D. Garrett, Kathleen A. Purpura, 2007

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