jellaba


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jel·la·ba

 (jə-lä′bə)
n.
Variant of djellaba.

jellaba

(ˈdʒɛləbə) or

jellabah

n
(Clothing & Fashion) variant spellings of djellaba
[from Arabic jallabah]
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Noun1.jellaba - a loose cloak with a hood; worn in the Middle East and northern Africa
cloak - a loose outer garment
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Today the word has become almost an insult as it entered the discourse of racial dichotomy pitting the 'Arab' communities of the Nile valley, the Jliyeen, Shaygiyya and Danagla from which the jellaba were mostly drawn, against the 'African' populations of the hinterlands.
Meanwhile, infrastructure, public works, social services and large-scale commercial production schemes were concentrated almost exclusively in the central riverine regions of Sudan dominated by the Jellaba.
Standing between Fetouaki's stall and the cafe, they engaged in a cacophony of slogans condemning "terrorism" while a group of children in white Jellaba robes recited Quranic verses from long wooden boards.
The man in the jellaba at left has a downcast expression, the fellow with his hand in his pocket also looks down, while the man at right uses a gesture that is often associated with frustration--a hand to the head.
He turned up to the star-studded do in a jellaba - a hooded cotton robe often worn by north Africans.
After checking in I donned a hooded, robe-like jellaba and headed up into the valley on a trail behind the ancient kasbah.
The couple's original intention was to renew their vows this year while on holiday in Marrakesh, Morocco, where Beckham was pictured disguised in a jellaba - a traditional long white gown and headscarf that covered all but his eyes.
Wealthy local Jellaba merchants have become increasingly important as absentee landlords in regions such as Darfur, putting additional pressure on peasants and pastoralists.
doubled the pronunciation of letters in, for example henna, jellaba,
9) The jallaba (also spelled jellaba or gellaba), so named because of their full-length robes or gellabiyya, formed an established network of traders with roots dating as far back as the Funj kingdom.
An exotic cast of features, myths, stereotypes and exercises in sensory seduction (scents of perfumes, spices, honeyed mint tea, jellaba, Casbah, Medina, babouche, sirocco, souk, story-tellers, snake charmers, conjurors, water sellers, even dentists with their own stalls, pliers ("teeth pulled on the spot"), seemingly deconstructed by the writers, resurface with a vengeance in the marketing design of their literary productions.