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Caliph

literally successor; refers to the successor of the prophet Muhammad, the ruler of the Islamic world

Chandni

The moon's light

Chanda

Moon light

Chaman

Garden, from Urdu Language.

Cantara

Small bridge

Cala

Castle

Cingene

( Turkish ) "Gypsy", the same as Tzigane.

Cifte telli

( Turkish ) An oriental dance rhythm, sometimes used as a name for the dance. Tsifte telli in Greek.

Choli

A long-sleeved midriff-baring top worn in tribal-style dance (also a traditional Indian garment).

Chiftetelli

A rhythm used in Middle Eastern music. Often refers to the part of the show where some floor work might happen.

Cengi

( Turkish ) From Cingene , it means a dancing boy or girl ( chengis ).

Caravanserai

( Turkish ) A large inn or hostelry, built around a large court, for accommodating caravans, travellers on them, and their animals at night.

Cabaret

Totally American distinction or designation for Raks Sharki or Oriental dance, when done in a beaded, sequined Egyptian or Turkish style "bedleh" costume, often (but not always) in a night club setting, to distinguish it from American Tribal. Also refers to the type of costume worn therein.

C.E.

stands for Christian Era. It is used instead of A.D. in Islamic text referring to the dates before the Hijrah.

Covenant

a solemn agreement between two or more persons or groups, a compact between God and man. The Old Testament tells of the covenant the Jews made with Allah.

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