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The term qamis (ﻘﻣﯾص),[1][2][3], known as kameez and qameez in the Indian subcontinent, refers to a long tunic[4] or gown[5] worn in many cultures. The word is of Arabic origin.[6]

It is a long top that can be of varying lengths. It can be worn with or without lower garments. It is similar to Arabian thawb.

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  4. ^ Childs, Peter. Storry, Michael (2003) Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture [1]
  5. ^ Cannon, Garland Hampton . Kaye, Alan S. (1994) The Arabic Contributions to the English Language: An Historical Dictionary [2]
  6. ^ Cryer, Mark (2015) Curious English Words and Phrases: The truth behind the expressions we use [3]