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Religious Practices: Religious Commemorations: Argentina
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This entry examines the participation of women and the role of gender in religious commemorations in Argentina in the twentieth century. It is based on the findings from oral histories obtained through interviews, records, and minutes from Muslim associations, and published works by scholars and community leaders.

The first Muslim immigrants in Argentina arrived largely from Syria and Lebanon after 1890. Roughly 15 percent of the Middle Eastern immigrant community in Argentina was Muslim, while Christians and Jews respectively made up 80 and…

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Martos, Sofía, “Religious Practices: Religious Commemorations: Argentina”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0617a>
First published online: 2009

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