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Hijra or Hejira may refer to:

Arabic word for "migration"[edit]

  • Hegira or Hijra of Muhammad, the migration of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib (later renamed by him to Medina) in 622 CE
  • Migration to Abyssinia, or the First Hijra, the migration of 83 of Mohammed's first followers to the Kingdom of Aksum (formerly called Abyssinia) in 615 CE in order to flee from the persecution in Mecca
  • Hejira (album), an album by Joni Mitchell

Other uses[edit]

  • Hijra (South Asia), one of the many terms in the culture of South Asia used to refer individuals who consider themselves as transgender or transsexual

See also[edit]