douar

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From French douar, from Arabic دَوّار (dawwār).

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douar (plural douars)

  1. A camp or village of tents in an Arabic country.
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 34:
      he communicated by telephone instead of riding out by horseback, as in the good old days, to stay overnight in the various douars.
    • 1988, Robert Irwin, The Mysteries of Algiers, Dedalus 1993, p. 16:
      ‘We burn their douars, we rape their women, we confiscate their crops, we carry out the necessary exemplary executions and we round up those who are left into what I can only call concentrations camps.’

Breton[edit]

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douar m

  1. earth
  2. land, country

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Arabic دَوّار (dawwār).

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douar m (plural douars)

  1. douar, duar

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