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Definitions and key words/phrases for Hadia site.  

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Direct Arabic translation for “of the People”.  In Northern African countries of the Maghreb (Morocco, Tunisian and Algeria), this term refers to folkloric dance forms. However, in Egypt this term has come to be interpreted as the modernized version of Raqs Baladi as first adapted during the time of the popular music of Ahmad Adawiyya.

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