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"Islam" in British English

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Islamnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈɪz.lɑːm/ /-læm/
the ​Muslimreligion, and the ​people and ​countries who ​believe in it

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Islamic
adjective uk   us   /-ˈlæm.ɪk/ /-ˈlɑː.mɪk/
Islamic ​culture/​beliefs/​art/​law
(Definition of Islam from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Islamnoun [U]

 us     /ɪsˈlɑm, ɪz-/  /ˈɪs·lɑm, ˈɪz/
a ​religionbased on a ​belief in one ​God and the ​teaching of Muhammad: Islam is the ​religion of the ​Muslims.
Islamic
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ɪsˈlɑ·mɪk, ɪz-, -ˈlæm·ik/
Islamic ​art an Islamic ​country
(Definition of Islam from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Islam”
in Korean 이슬람…
in Arabic الإسْلام…
in Malaysian Islam…
in French Islam…
in Russian ислам…
in Chinese (Traditional) 伊斯蘭教, 伊斯蘭教信徒, 伊斯蘭教國家…
in Italian islamismo…
in Turkish Müslümanlık, İslamiyet, İslamlık…
in Polish Islam…
in Spanish Islam…
in Vietnamese đạo Hồi…
in Portuguese islamismo…
in Thai ศาสนาอิสลาม…
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…
in Indonesian Islam…
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