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April 18 2007 Middle Eastern Culture Newsletter


Here's the latest news from the Middle Eastern Culture site at BellaOnline.com.

Janissaries - the Ottoman Empire's Infallible Army

A short history of the infallible army of Ottoman Empire, the Janissaries. This is some of the background I wish I'd had when I read The Janissary Tree our May book club title.

Read it here

Word of the Week
Hello
Arabic marhaba مرحبا
French bon-jour bonjour
Hebrew sha-loam שָׁלוֹם
Pashto tsanga yee څنگه يىه
Persian sa-laam سلام
(Pashto Note: I found several different words used for "Hello" in Pashto, with no two appearing more than once. This one is from the excellent Your first 100 words in Pashto.)

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