12 Non-Arabic Words Palestinians Use Today

12 Non-Arabic Words Palestinians Use Today

Throughout history, our region was governed and influence by many power, and one of the obvious remnants of these rulers is in the Arabic language that Palestinian use on a daily basis. 


1. Bashkeer

Originally a Turkish word meaning towel

2. Bustar

Originally named after an American cartoon figure from 1902 and later adopted by a shoe company that produced military shoes sold in the Arab world under that brand name. It still holds to the same meaning today. 

3. Banyo

Originally a Spanish word meaning bathtub

4. Babooj

Originally a Turkish word meaning open shoes or flipflops

5. Tunjara

Originally a Turkish word that means cooking pot

6. Ouda

Originally a Turkish word meaning a room

7. Enkasder

Originally a Turkish word meaning going for a stroll for leisure purposes.

8. Sish-war

Originally a French word meaning a hair dryer

9. Toshot

Originally a Persian word meaning a bucket

10. Balki / Barki

Originally a Persian word meaning maybe or perhaps.

11. Asanser

Originally a French word meaning lift or elevator.

12. Daftar

Originally a Persian word meaning a collection of papers.

 
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