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HausaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably borrowed from Kanuri kárùa (prostitute), itself borrowed from Arabic عَاهِرَة(ʿāhira, adulteress; prostitute).

NounEdit

kār̃ùwà f (plural kā̀r̃ùwai, possessed form kār̃ùwàn)

  1. prostitute, whore

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