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Islam

noun [U] uk   /ˈɪz.lɑːm/ /-læm/ us  
the Muslim religion, and the people and countries who believe in it
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Islamic
adjective uk   /-ˈlæm.ɪk/ /-ˈlɑː.mɪk/ us  
Islamic culture/beliefs/art/law
Translations of “Islam”
in Korean 이슬람…
in Arabic الإسْلام…
in French Islam…
in Turkish Müslümanlık, İslamiyet, İslamlık…
in Italian islamismo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 伊斯蘭教, 伊斯蘭教信徒, 伊斯蘭教國家…
in Russian ислам…
in Polish Islam…
in Spanish Islam…
in Portuguese islamismo…
in German der Islam…
in Catalan islam…
in Japanese イスラム教…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伊斯兰教, 伊斯兰教信徒, 伊斯兰教国家…
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