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n.1.Same as Mameluke.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
Long before that, the Muslim rulers of Egypt actually created a highly-trained and extremely bellicose group of slave-warriors known as the Mamalukes. Unfortunately for the Egyptian sultans, however, the Mamalukes eventually utilized their military skills to oust their masters and take power themselves.