Talk:الجزائر

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the islands[edit]

Is "the islands" a proper noun? Is it in fact a plural noun form? Mglovesfun (talk) 18:07, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

No, "the islands" is not a proper noun but the etymology is correct. It's the plural form of جزيرة (jazīra) with a definite article الـ (al-), so جزائر (jazāʾir) is simply "islands". --Anatoli (обсудить) 19:50, 16 December 2011 (UTC)