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Mukhtar

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Mukhtar

Mukhtar (also spelled Muktar, ) meaning "chosen" in Arabic: المختار‎, refers to the head of a village or mahalle (neighbourhood) in many Arab countries as well as in Turkey and Cyprus.[1][2] The name refers to the fact that mukhtars are usually selected by some consensual or participatory method, often involving an election. Mukhtar is also a common name. In Arab countries it is more often a surname (laqab), whilst in non-Arab Muslim countries it is common as a first name (ism).

People named Mukhtar

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References

  1. ^ http://www.cyprusvillagelink.com/AgiosMamasEnglish.asp
  2. ^ http://www.donkeysanctuarycyprus.org/distress
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