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um·ma

or um·mah  (o͝om′ə)
n.
The worldwide community of Muslims.

[Arabic 'umma, nation, people, community, from Aramaic 'umməṯā, from Akkadian ummatu, troop; see ʕmm in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.umma - the Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to PakistanUmma - the Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan; "moderate Muslims urge the Ummah to reject the terrorism of radical Muslims"
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
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By ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) on Sunday called for stronger solidarity-based relations between the components of the Muslim Ummah through prevention of conflicts for the unity of Ummah.