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in response to reader comment: to whom who is interest in the meaning of Gaza in Arabic

Submitted by Doug (United States), Jan 22, 2013 at 17:09

Slayhy your statement is very rigid and not understanding how languages work. Just because the word Gaza is found in Arabic does not mean Arabic origin. As in many languages words have a way of migrating across geographical and social lines. For this you have to find the first use of the word and having no other using that as your origin. Gaza is a Persian word, probably migrated to the Arabs due to the proximity of the people.

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