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From Arabic رَمَضَان(ramaḍān, Ramadan). The use of the word attests to the fact that—though Malta had been Christian before the Arab conquest—modern Maltans mainly descend from converted Muslims. Arabic-speaking Christians otherwise use the terms اَلصَّوْمُ الْكَبِير(aṣ-ṣawmu l-kabīr, literally great fast) or صَوْمُ الْأَرْبَعِين(ṣawmu l-ʾarbaʿīn, literally fast of the forty).


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Randan m

  1. (Christianity) Lent, the Christian time of fasting before Easter

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