Definitions

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  • noun One of a minority religious community of Coptic Christians who work as Cairo's informal garbage collectors.

Etymologies

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Egyptian Arabic زبالين

Examples

  • Cairo's largest Coptic Christian community, known as the Zabbaleen, fear worsening conditions under Egypt's new Islamist-led parliament.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • To Winnemucca's Tami Vetter, the staggering numbers for the Jungo Road landfill are a recipe for a t the heart of director Engi Wassef's fly-on-the-wall doc Marina of the Zabbaleen is the playful, pony-tailed seven-year-old Marina.

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  • A fascinating insight into the lives of three 'Zabbaleen' teenagers, who live and work amidst the giant waste dumps near Cairo is the subject of the US-produced 'Garbage Dreams' by Mai Iskander.

    Khaleej Times : UAE News

  • Of the many worlds that American audiences saw on film, few would be as far removed as that of Egypt's garbage pickers, the Zabbaleen.

    Bharati Chaturvedi: Another Green (Justice) Revolution

  • It is a world folded onto itself, an impenetrable labyrinth of narrow roadways camouflaged by trash; it is home to 60,000 Zaballeen (or Zabbaleen), Egypt's "garbage people."

    PegasusNews.com stories

  • It is a world folded onto itself, an impenetrable labyrinth of narrow roadways camouflaged by trash; it is home to 60,000 Zaballeen (or Zabbaleen), Egypt's "garbage people."

    PegasusNews.com stories

  • It is a world folded onto itself, an impenetrable labyrinth of narrow roadways camouflaged by trash; it is home to 60,000 Zaballeen (or Zabbaleen), Egypt's "garbage people."

    PegasusNews.com stories

  • The dumps are home to 60,000 Zabbaleen, (mean garbage people in Arabic), pioneers of eco-friendly recycling practices, who reuse up to 80 per cent of the trash they collect.

    Khaleej Times : UAE News

  • It’s populated by a community of workers called Zabbaleen, who personally collect, sort, reuse, resell or otherwise repurpose Cairo’s waste.

    Moe Beitiks | Inhabitat

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