- (in some Muslim countries) a porter.
Origin of hamal
1960–65; < Arabic hammāl porter, carrier, akin to hamala to carry
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hammal or hamaul
- (in Middle Eastern countries) a porter, bearer, or servant
from Arabic hamala to carry
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