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From Ottoman Turkish مسلمان(musulman), from Persian مسلمان(mosalmân, Muslim), from Arabic مُسْلِم(muslim, Muslim).



Mussulman (plural Mussulmans or Mussulmen)

  1. (archaic) A Muslim.
    • 1625, George Emalcin, “The Saracenical History, [] VVritten in Arabike [] Englished, Abridged, and Continued to the End of the Chalifa’s”, in Samuel Purchas, transl., Pvrchas His Pilgrimes. [], 5th part, London: [] William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, [], OCLC 960103045, page 1013:
      The firſt Emperor of the Muſlemans was Muhammed Abulcaſim of glorious memory.
    • 1819, Henry Tudor Farmer, Imagination; the Maniac's Dream: And Other Poems (page 157)
      [] look at these Christians closely, and you will abhor them. They are the worshippers of gold, not the followers of Alla. The poorest Mussulman has more hospitality than their Cadi; more charity than their Imans; more honesty than their Viziers.

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