n.1.A traveler.
2.A merchant; - so called in the East because merchants were formerly the chief travelers.
References in classic literature ?
Among these I found a treasure in Curtis's two books, the 'Nile Notes of a Howadji,' and the 'Howadji in Syria.
Curtis later embarked upon a literary career that includes two travelogues, Nile Notes of a Howadji (1851) and The Howadji in Syria (1852)--both titles utilizing the author's idiosyncratic variation on the Arabic hajji or its plural form, hujaj.
Asi lo vemos si comparamos el siguiente fragmento de Nile Notes of a Howadji (1858) de George William Curtis (1924-1892) con la referencia a Las mil), una noches realizada por Gomez Carrillo en La sonrisa de la esfinge (1913):
As a result of his travels, he became a popular lecturer and published Nile Notes of a Howadji (1851) and The Howadji in Syria (1852).
His travels in the Near East as a correspondent for the New York Tribune resulted in sketches collected as Nile Notes of a Howadji (1851), The Howadji in Syria (1852), and Lotus-Eating (1852).