Other Word Forms of Kaffir
Origin of Kaffir
Arabic kāfir infidel (applied to the non-Muslim peoples of southern Africa originally by Muslim merchants and slave-traders operating in the region before the arrival of Europeans) giaour
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Arabic كفار (kaffār, “infidel”) or كافر (kāfir, “unbeliever”), both from كفر (káfara, “to cover, to hide”).
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