Definition of burka in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbəːkə
, ˈbʊrkɑː
(also burkha, burqa)


  • A long, loose garment covering the whole body from head to feet, worn in public by women in many Muslim countries.
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    • Hindu women wear the sari, while their Muslim counterparts wear the burqa in public, a long black or white garment that covers them from head to foot and has a veil.
    • Covered from head to foot in a burka - a traditional Muslim garment - I crossed the border and stepped onto the road to the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.
    • Orthodox Muslim women cover themselves from head to foot in the tent-like burqa, the long garment that covers them from head to toe.


from Urdu and Persian burqa‘, from Arabic burqu‘.

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