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n. pl. bur·ki·nis
A two-piece swimsuit worn by Muslim women, covering the entire body except for the hands, feet, and face.

[Blend of burqa and bikini.]


a swimming costume which covers the whole body with the exception of the face, hands, and feet, suitable for wear by Muslim women
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Sadly, the debate revived again last summer when the French regional mayors of Villeneuve instituted another burkini ban.
In 2016, she became the first contestant in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant to wear a burkini and hijab.
If the burkini isn't allowed then what if someone chooses to wear lose pyjamas with a loose shirt ("Resident asked to leave pool for wearing burkini", Gulf News, October 19)?
Burkini debate comes to Sinai: Beach office official berates burkini clad woman
The ministry authorised the hotels and resorts to decide whether they want to allow or refuse women wearing Burkini from entering their pools and beaches.
In Egypt, a predominantly Muslim country, the burkini ban came as quite a shock.
In June, Vogue Arabia featured on its cover the first hijabi model to walk the international runway, Somali-American Halima Aden, who gained international attention last year when she wore a hijaband burkini during the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.
Supporters of the bans see them as a defense of French culture and values, and women's rights; to some French, the burkini is a symbol of women's subservience in Muslim culture.
Sarkozy seized on a heated debate on the full-body burkini swimwear this summer to propose a national ban, something only the FN also called for.
With more than 30 French towns enforcing the burkini ban, the Aug 26 ruling, which suspended the ban in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet, may legally affect the future of burkini bans across France.
In a fit of Gallic wisdom, 15 towns recently banned the burkini, a delightful piece of swimwear that is a cousin to the full-length burqa garment worn by some Muslim women.