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What is the origin of the word Djellaba?

What is the origin of the word Djellaba?


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Assalâmu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakâtuh, peace and salvation be upon you,

Bismillah Ar-Rahmân Ar-Rahîm.

Here is a little post about the history of the Djellaba. Do you know where this garment comes from? Its name?

The word Djellaba or Jellaba in North African Arabic designates a garment. In central and eastern Algeria it is called qeššaba or qeššabiya.

The word "Djellaba" would be an alteration of the word djilbab which, in ancient Arabic, would designate a draped garment. It should be noted that in Oman the gillab form refers to the woman's veil. The disappearance of the first b would have happened identically in the Maghreb and in Oman. This etymology is quite acceptable although the djellaba is not at all a draped garment but sewn. The mountain dialects of Morocco call it Tadjellabit which is a Berberized form.

This garment is popular for both men and women.

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