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For the organization ALAM, see Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers
Alam can be an Arabic surname or it can also mean flag, sign, or world.
Al'am as flag or sign
'Alam means "flag" or "sign" in Arabic. In Egypt, it may refer to a stone heap set up to mark a path in the desert.
Alam is a common family name especially in Lebanon. Most people carrying that name are of Maronite catholic faith. Towns in Lebanon where the name is commonly found are Baskinta, Rmeich , Darya, Kfarfou, Hadeth El Jibi, Cheika, Abdeen, Oukaibi.
People who hold these Alams are referred as Alamdars (the Flag Bearers).
Ālam as surname
Ālam is commonly an Arabic surname.
Several notable people share the surname "Alam":
- Alexander Alam (1896–1983), English-Australian state politician, son of Lebanese-English parents
- Asadollah Alam (1919–1978), Iranian academic administrator and Prime Minister of Iran
- Faria Alam (born 1966), Bangladeshi society figure and television personality
- Jahangir Alam (born 1973), Bangladeshi cricketer
- Intikhab Alam (born 1941), British Indian (Pakistani) cricketer
- Mozaffar Alam (1882-1973), Iranian military officer, diplomat and politician
- Muhammad Mahmood Alam (born 1935), Pakistani air force officer
- Dr Elie Alam (born Rmeich 1972) well known dental surgeon in Sydney Australia
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