Kasbah

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Kas·bah

 (kăz′bä′, käz′-)
n.
Variant of Casbah.

kasbah

(ˈkæzbɑː) or

casbah

n (sometimes capital)
1. (Architecture) the citadel of any of various North African cities
2. the quarter in which a kasbah is located. Compare medina
[from Arabic qaṣba citadel]

Kas•bah

or Cas•bah

(ˈkæz bɑ, ˈkɑz-)

n.
the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, esp. Algiers.
[< Arabic qaṣabah citadel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kasbah - an older or native quarter of many cities in northern Africa; the quarter in which the citadel is located
quarter - a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
Translations

kasbah

[ˈkæzbɑː] Ncasba(h) f

kasbah

[ˈkæzbɑː] ncasba
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Ses innombrables [beaucoup moins que] Casbah [beaucoup plus grand que] casbahs en pise, des montagnes, des plaines arides, des vallees et oasis verdoyants, des palmeraies et des villages de terre rouge ou ocre font le charme de cette region et lui donnent son attrait touristique.
Perhaps he escaped the irony of the Heritage application being made in 2003 against the background of the Israeli army carrying out massive orgies of destruction, in a lethal collective punishment, set off by 'targeted' killings and their suicidal revenge attacks, using part-British tanks and Caterpillar bulldozers in historic 'would-be heritage' cities in the Occupied West Bank--Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus and Ramallah--affecting centuries-old houses and public buildings and casbahs, gems of Arab, Crusader and colonial architecture, apart from the devastation to people's lives.
There is a fascinating mix of casbahs and townhouses, palaces and earth walled farms, mountain and desert, old and new.