Hijra meaning

Alternative capitalization of Hijra.
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(sometimes offensive, see usage notes) A member of a third gender found in India and Pakistan.
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Origin of hijra

  • Arabic هجرة (híjra, “departure, exodus”), referring to Muhammad’s flight from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE; from the verb هجر (hájara, “emigrate, to abandon”)

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  • From Urdu ہیجڑا (hījṛā) / Hindi हीजड़ा (hījṛā).

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