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"Jafar" redirects here. For the village in Iran, see Jafar, Iran.

Ja'far (Arabic: جعفر ‎), meaning spring or rivulet, is a masculine Arabic given name, especially common among Shia Muslims. It may also be transliterated Jafar, Jaffar or Jafer or Jaffer or in Egyptian Arabic pronunciation, gafar. The Turkish spelling of the name is Cafer. The Bosniak spelling of the name is Džafer.

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  • "Jafar", a 2009 song by Salt the Wound from their Ares album


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