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ZARABESQUE'S GLOSSARY

Defines terms and terminology that appear on Zarabesque... a global language for the global goddess.

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Rabat (RAH-bat) - a relatively modern metropolis on Morocco's northern Atlantic coast also 'Errabat' from Berber 'ar-Ribaat', literally 'fortified place' - Moroccan Arabic

rahba (RAH-buh) - an open stretch; an expanse - Arabic

raja (RAH-jah) - male ruler of India - Hindi

rayon. viscose (RAY-on) - many think of polyester or other synthetic fibers when they hear rayon, but it is not true. Rayon is composed of cellulose spun from cotton lint and/or the pulp of trees or grasses like bamboo. Therefore, like cotton, it is a cellulose fiber with many properties similar to those of cotton. In other words, it is natural, breathes freely, making even cotton more comfortable to wear. (In Britain it is known as 'viscose') -

Rif (riff) - the northernmost region of Morocco. mainly mountainous but including the coastal plains and the city of Tangier. In a geographical oddity, the Rif mountains are an extension of those that run through the Iberian peninsula to Gibraltar, not part of the nearby Atlas range. - Moroccan Berber (Amazigh)

rise - on pants, the distance between the intersection of seams at the crotch to the waistband -

Rissani (reh-ZAHN-ee) - an ancient caravansary in eastern Morocco near the Erg Chebbi desert - Moroccan Berber (Amazigh)

riyash (ree-YASH) - -

ruana (roo-AH-nah) - a poncho-like garment, open in front, often worn as a wrap; Originally from the mountainous regions of Colombia - Spanish

rubenesque (roo-BEHN-esk) - adj. having the physique associated with the women painted by Peter Paul Rubens (15771640, Flemish painter); plump and attractive -

Russian steppes - From Wikipedia: ...has connected Europe, Central Asia, China, South Asia, and the Middle East economically, politically, and culturally through overland trade routes, most notably the Silk Road during Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and the Eurasian Land Bridge in the modern era. (READ MORE... -

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