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The word Mosalmân is the common term for Muslim among Central Asian Muslim communities

Musulmán/Mosalmán (Persian: مسلمان‎) is a synonym for Muslim. This term is modified from Arabic. It is the origin of the Spanish word musulmán,the French word musulman, the Polish word muzułmanin, the Portuguese word muçulmano, and the Greek word μουσουλμάνος (all used for a Muslim).[1] In English it has become archaic in usage.

In addition to Spanish, Portuguese, Parsian, Arabic, and the Persian dialect of Dari, it is also found in Armenian, Pashto, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Panjabi, Turkish, Kazakh, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Azeri, Maltese, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, German, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Greek, Romanian, French, Italian, Dutch, and Sanskrit.

In Nazi Germany and its territories, the German-language version Muselmann became concentration camp slang for a starving prisoner.


  1. ^ Musalman - Internet Encyclopedia of Religion