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n. pl. Miz·ra·him (mĭz-rä′hēm)
A descendant of those Jews who historically lived in the Middle East and North Africa before the arrival of Sephardic exiles from Spain and Portugal in the late 1400s. Most present-day Mizrahim live in Israel, Europe, and the United States.

[Modern Israeli Hebrew mizrāḥī, eastern, Mizrahi : Hebrew mizrāḥ, place where the sun rises, the east (from zāraḥ, to rise (of the sun); akin to Aramaic dnaḥ, to rise, shine) + Hebrew , adj. suff.]

Miz·ra′hic (-hĭk) adj.
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