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the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers.
Contemporary Examples

The English translation of his memoir, The Battle of the Casbah, was published in 2005.
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Historical Examples

Surely some portion of the Casbah must still rise above the waves?
Off on a Comet Jules Verne

(sometimes capital) a variant spelling of kasbah
noun (sometimes capital)
the citadel of any of various North African cities
the quarter in which a kasbah is located Compare medina

1738, from French casbah, from North African Arabic dialect kasba “fortress.”

see casbah.


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