jambiya


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jambiya

(dʒæmˈbiːjə)
n
a curved, double-edged dagger that is worn in the belt in the Middle East, esp in Yemen
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Tenders are invited for Supply vegitable and meat to ashram school jambiya
He was presented with the curved steel and silver dagger, known as a jambiya, by Sherif Nasir in 1917 after the victory by the forces of the Arab Revolt against the Turkish at Aqaba in Jordan.
He was presented with the curved steel and silver dagger, called a jambiya, by Sherif Nasir in 1917 after the victory by the forces of the Arab Revolt against the Turkish at Aqaba in Jordan, a scene featured in the film Lawrence of Arabia.
In this terrain," the New Republic explained with Orientalist relish in 1963, "the slow-moving Nile Valley peasant has proved a poor match for the barefoot, elusive tribesmen armed only with rifle and jambiya -- the vast, curved, razor-sharp dagger which every male Yemeni wears in his belt.
Colonel Thabit Qasim Abdulla, Commander of the Al-Mahra Military Air Base, which is linked with Al-Ghaida Airport, confirmed the killing, saying "Farea was stabbed with a jambiya on Al-Khamseen Street in Hodeida city.
It is a country that holds dear to the values of their forefathers which is why visitors will see the pavilion stall owners sporting the traditional Yemeni Jambiya, a curved knife.
Over a long garment, a curved dagger called jambiya is tucked into a belt at the waist.
If you are old enough to carry the jambiya [a curved dagger traditionally worn in the belt of Yemeni men] then you are old enough to fight with your tribe.
But most importantly, find yourself a jambiya, traditional daggers that most Yemeni men wear around their waists.
The jambiya or ceremonial curved, double-edged dagger worn under the belt of Yemeni men after age 14 conveys both the status and clan of the person wearing it.
The scale of wild meat consumption in East African refugee camps has helped conceal the failure of the international community to meet basic refugee needs," said Dr George Jambiya, the report's principal author.
In the Yemen, tribesmen in traditional dress, with the jambiya (the giant curved dagger of manhood) in their belts, drive 4 by 4s and own the Kalashnikovs that are now as important a sign of maturity as the dagger.