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hijab (hɪˈdʒæb Pronunciation for hijab ; hɛˈdʒɑːb Pronunciation for hijab or hejab



  1. a covering for the head and face, worn by Muslim women

Word Origin

from Arabic, literally: curtain

Example Sentences Including 'hijab'

And yet, despite all the stories about hymen reconstruction and hijab , not every man dominates every woman.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
But the wider Muslim community did not support the school's practice of forcing non-Muslim teachers to wear the hijab.
Globe and Mail (2003)
It is being staged to launch an international and London campaign for the protection of Muslim women's right to wear the hijab.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
The tension was reflected in the Government's decision to ban religious headgear, particularly the Muslim hijab or veil, from schools.
The Australian (2004)


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