Muslim women pray at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, during Ramadan earlier this month. Photo: Xinhua
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

Is it Ramadan or Ramzan? The debate that has divided South Asia

The use of Ramadan is being decried by some as an Arabisation of language and religious practices, while others point to the word becoming popular because it is what the observance is called in English

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Muslim women pray at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, during Ramadan earlier this month. Photo: Xinhua
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