Nasrani

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Arabic نصراني

Noun[edit]

Nasrani (plural Nasranis or Nasara)

  1. (in Arabic contexts) A Christian.
  2. (in Arabic contexts) A non-Muslim foreigner; a westerner.


Etymology 2[edit]

From Greek word Ναζαρηνός(Nazarinós), from Ancient Greek Ναζωραῖος(Nazōraîos)

Noun[edit]

Nasrani (plural Nasranis)

  1. (in Greek, Aramaic and Indian context) follower of Jesus

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay Nasrani, from Arabic نصراني(naṣrāniyy, Christian).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nas.ra.ni/
  • Hyphenation: nas‧ra‧ni

Noun[edit]

Nasrani

  1. Christian.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This word is seldom used as a self-designation by Christians and is widely considered politically incorrect. Since this word is the word used for “Christian” in the Quran and hadeeth, it retains some currency in Islamic religious discourse.

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