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Nisba - definition(s)

Nisba - in Muslim names: from a trade or profession, such as carpenter (al-Naggar). This may apply over generations to people who are no longer practioners of that profession, but it may also be changed during a generation to a new name; from the name of the person's birthplace or tribal group.

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Source: GRC Database Information, 08 March 2009 11:03:14, External

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