Nasrani


Nasrani

"Nasrani" is an Arabic word meaning Christian.

"Nasrani" is generally understood to originally mean Nazarene, but in some areas of the Arab world, tradition holds that it derives from "nasr" ("victory"), and means "people of victory" in reference to early successes of the Christian religion and/or the initial Christian Ethiopian support for Muhammad during his early conflicts with opponents in Arabia. "Nasrani" is also sometimes said to derive from "ansar", which means "disciple".

The Syrian Malabar Nasrani people are a Christian ethno-religious group from Kerala, India.


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