Hijra(redirected from Hijra (disambiguation))
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(in India) a person who adopts a gender role that is neither male nor female
or Hij•rah(ˈhɪdʒ rə)
n. (sometimes l.c.)
1. the journey of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution A.D. 622: regarded as the beginning of the Muslim Era.
2. the Muslim Era itself.
[1840–50; < Arabic hijrah flight, departure]