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Wikipedia: Saracen
Saracen
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The term Saracen comes from Greek sarakenoi. In the early centuries of the Roman Empire it was used as the name of an Arab tribe in the Sinai, apparently taken from the Arabic word sharqiun ("easterners"). Later the Greek-speaking subjects of the Empire applied it to all Arabs. After the rise of Islam, its usage was extended to all Muslims, particularly those in Sicily and southern Italy.

  

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