ummah

or um·ma

[ uhm-uh ]
/ ˈʌm ə /

noun Islam.

the Islamic community.

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Origin of ummah

1880–85; <Arabic: literally, nation
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Example sentences from the Web for ummah

  • In the language of Islam, umma is the world community of Moslems, while wattan is the Motherland.

  • The Patesi of Umma was evidently determined to free, once and for all, his native state from the yoke of Lagash.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
  • A Lagash force defeated the men of Umma, but appears to have done little more than hold in check their aggressive tendencies.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
  • No doubt Nin-Girsu represented a school of theology which was associated with unpleasant memories in Umma.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie

British Dictionary definitions for ummah

Ummah
/ (ˈumə) /

noun

the Muslim community throughout the world

Word Origin for Ummah

from Arabic: community
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