kasbah

[n] - the quarter of many North African cities in which the citadel is located
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kasbah

casbah noun an older or native quarter of many cities in northern Africa; the quarter in which the citadel is located
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Kasbah

(from the article `Algiers`) ...the upper slopes of the hills and has preserved much of its architectural character of high, blank-walled houses and narrow, winding streets. The ...
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Kasbah

A kasbah or in older English casbah; a qasbah or qassabah in India, is a type of medina, Islamic city, or fortress (citadel). It was a place for the local leader to live and a defense when a city was under attack. A kasbah has high walls, usually without windows. Sometimes, they were built on hilltops so that they could be more easily defended. So...
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