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n.1.Same as Mameluke.
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The most successful invaders were Muslims using Mamaluke blades as persuasively to convert as to conquer.
At various times the influence of Persians, Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Mamalukes, Turks and Europeans have all had a powerful influence on Egypt's peoples, as have the Judaic, Christian and Muslim faiths.
Unfortunately for the Egyptian sultans, however, the Mamalukes eventually utilized their military skills to oust their masters and take power themselves.