noun see Hashemite

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  • Hashimite — /hash euh muyt /, n. 1. a member of any Arab dynasty in the Middle East founded by Husein ibn Ali or his descendants. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Hashimites. [1690 1700; Hashim great grandfather of Muhammad + ITE1] * * * ▪ Islamic history… …   Universalium

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  • jordan — /jawr dn/, n. Brit. Dial. See chamber pot. [1350 1400; ME jurdan urinal, perh. after JORDAN, the river, by coarse jesting] * * * Jordan Introduction Jordan Background: For most of its history since independence from British administration in 1946 …   Universalium

  • Jordan — Jordanian /jawr day nee euhn/, n., adj. /jawr dn/; for 3 also Fr. /zhawrdd dahonn /, n. 1. David Starr /stahr/, 1851 1931, U.S. biologist and educator. 2. June, born 1936, U.S. poet, novelist, and essayist. 3. Marie Ennemond Camille /mann rddee… …   Universalium

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  • Abdullah II — ▪ 2000       Following the death on Feb. 7, 1999, of his father, King Hussein (see Obituaries (Hussein )), Crown Prince Abdullah became king of Jordan at the age of 37. His succession to the throne was decided a month earlier, when the ailing… …   Universalium

  • Abdullah IIʿ — ▪ king of Jordan in full  ʿAbd Allāh ibn Ḥusayn  born January 30, 1962, Amman, Jordan    king of Jordan from 1999 and a member of the Hashimite (Hāshimite) dynasty, considered by pious Muslims to be direct descendants of the Prophet Muhammad (see …   Universalium

  • Arabia, history of — Introduction       history of the region from prehistoric times to the present.       Some time after the rise of Islam in the first quarter of the 7th century AD and the emergence of the Arabian (Arab) Muslims as the founders of one of the great …   Universalium

  • Islāmic world — Introduction  prehistory and history of the Islamic community.       Adherence to Islām is a global phenomenon: Muslims predominate in some 30 to 40 countries, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and along a belt that stretches across northern… …   Universalium

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