[kaz-buh, -bah, kahz-]
- the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers.
Origin of Kasbah
From the Arabic word qaṣabah citadel
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Examples from the Web for kasbah
The ancient Grande Mosque and Kasbah fortress line the main plaza square.Morocco's Secret All-Blue City
August 28, 2014
With a breathtaking view over the bay and the ruins of Carthage, we could see all the way back to Tunis and the Kasbah.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists
Thomas A. Bass
April 6, 2014
He drew a long breath, and went away to his bad work at the Kasbah.
"Light the infidel out of the Kasbah," he shouted to his people.
Their own women had been carried off to the palace at the Kasbah.
The roysterers in the Kasbah sat a long half-hour in ignorance of the doom that was impending.
When the Spanish soldiers abandoned the Kasbah he continued his search.
- the citadel of any of various North African cities
- the quarter in which a kasbah is locatedCompare medina
from Arabic qaṣba citadel
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Word Origin and History for kasbah
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