- a native peasant or laborer in Egypt, Syria, etc.
Origin of fellah
Examples from the Web for fellahin
Historical Examples of fellahin
The lot of the Egyptian fellahin or peasants has never been an enviable one.Mystics and Saints of Islam
The black soldier was of a very different type from the fellahin.The River War
Winston S. Churchill
The measure by which the Fellahin divide their land is the feddn.The English Village Community
The fellahin at that time were in terrible straits of poverty.Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
The regeneration of the fellahin army dates from that epidemic.
- a peasant in Arab countries
Word Origin for fellah
1743, plural of Arabic fallah (see fellah).
"Egyptian peasant," 1743, from Arabic fallah "plowman," from falaha "to till the soil."