Arab vs Saadian - What's the difference?

arab | saadian |

As nouns the difference between arab and saadian

is that arab is (l) while saadian is a member of a dynasty of sharifs of arab descent who ruled morocco between 1550 and 1688.

As an adjective arab

is (l), arabic.



Usage notes

The second pronunciation (with a long "a" sound) is derogatory and used only in the sense of a person.


  • Of or pertaining to Arabs and their nations.
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    (en noun)
  • A Semitic person, whose antecedents were from Arabia
  • An inhabitant of Arabia
  • A member of an Arabic-speaking community
  • A particular breed of horse.
  • Derived terms

    * arabesque * Arabia * Arabian * Arabic * Arabist


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    (en noun)
  • A member of a dynasty of sharifs of Arab descent who ruled Morocco between 1550 and 1688.