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  • n. Plural form of fellah.


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  • The fellahin were the real Egyptians: Arabic-speaking peasants, traditional farmers whose precarious methods—the waterwheel powered by a cow or donkey, irrigation through the annual Nile flood—had changed little since pharaonic times.

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  • The Perizzites or "fellahin" industriously tilled the fields, and high-walled cities stood on the mountain as well as on the plain.

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  • This has to be noted and has to be tackled when the new Egypt is emerging, that the labor force needs reconsideration of their position, of their salaries, of their rights, and also the fellahin in the villages, the students, the young people, the women, and so on.

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  • For example, Amelia sympathetically contrasts the stifled lives of women in middle class harems with that of the poor farm workers, the wives of the fellahin.

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  • It seemed to us that the wives of the fellahin were in truth the happiest women in Egypt.

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  • In that site of contention between fossilized fellahin and the modernists, the fellahin are more than holding their own, setting the Salafist mobs upon an Egyptian humanist named Sayed Mahmoud El-Qemany.

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  • From Ludwig again: "Once the fellahin the peasants and the workers of Egypt revolted against their masters; once their resentment burst out: a revolution dispossessed the rich men and the priests of Egypt of their power."

    Rebellion in the Land of the Pharaohs

  • At times, Arab peasants, fellahin, discovered only when the absentee owners sold the land that they had forfeited their rights.

    The Chosen Peoples

  • We have a great and NOBLER ideal than preserving several hundred thousands of [Palestinian] Arabs fellahin [peasants] ', (Morris, Righteous Victims, p. 141, citing Menachem Ussishkin [28 April, 1930 address to journalists])

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  • Many of them refused to work in agriculture, considering it demeaning; in their eyes it was the employment of a fellahin (villager).

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