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(a.), nationalism.

1. In the Arab world east of the Mag̲h̲rib.

The term derives from ḳawm , a term of tribal provenance used to denote a group of people having or claiming a common ancestor, or a tribe descended from a single ancestor. One’s ḳawm is simply one’s people, either genealogically determined or mythologically and folklorishly depicted. In this century, ḳawmiyya refers to the movement of nationalism among the Arabs of the Ottoman do…

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Vatikiotis, P.J., Brett, M., Lambton, A.K.S., Dodd, C.H., Wheeler, G.E. and Robinson, F., “Ḳawmiyya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 01 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0470>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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