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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Umma mean? 

UMMA (noun)
  The noun UMMA has 1 sense:

1. the Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan

  Familiarity information: UMMA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

UMMA (noun)

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The Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


Islam Nation; Islamic Ummah; Muslim Ummah; Umma; Ummah

Context example:

moderate Muslims urge the Ummah to reject the terrorism of radical Muslims

Hypernyms ("Umma" is a kind of...):

community (a group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common)

Domain category:

Islam; Islamism; Mohammedanism; Muhammadanism; Muslimism (the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)

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