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purdah

Pronunciation: /ˈpɜːrdə; ˈpɜːdə/

Translation of purdah in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • reclusión (feminine) to go into purdah recluirse*, enclaustrarse
    Example sentences
    • The idea that if one gives up a customary religious practice such as purdah, that one is ceasing to be a Muslim altogether is an egregious misrepresentation of what it takes to be a Muslim.
    • More than purdah impacting a Muslim woman's mobility, it is the attitude of the men that puts shackles on their mobility - for education or work.
    • He deprecated the practice of purdah and sati, encouraged inter-caste alliances and remarriage of widows.

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