Origin of rayah
Examples from the Web for rayah
Rayah, r′ya, n. a non-Mohammedan subject of Turkey who pays the capitation tax.
The term by which the Turk described his Christian neighbour was "our rayah," that is, "our subject."History of Modern Europe 1972-1878|C. A. Fyffe
Kassim Pasha is your den, where your rayah loll and scratch in the sun!The Moonlit Way|Robert W. Chambers