The education of Egyptians in continental cities had not produced the class of leaders who led the fellahin to victory at Konia.
The lot of the Egyptian fellahin or peasants has never been an enviable one.
Up to the end of 1883 the infantry still consisted of eight fellahin battalions.
The black soldier was of a very different type from the fellahin.
For not only merchants and fellahin, but also their ruler, had plunged into expenditure, and on the most lavish scale.
The regeneration of the fellahin army dates from that epidemic.
He also allowed dust to be thrown in his eyes to some extent as to the misery of the fellahin.
The fellahin knelt when they saw him, yet could not say why.
First of all, because they believed that the fellahin of Egypt were ready to revolt and join hands with them against the British.
The fellahin, inspired with vague alarm, recognised evil omens in all around them.
"Egyptian peasant," 1743, from Arabic fallah "plowman," from falaha "to till the soil."