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Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Arab Dance Class in Guadalajara

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Posted on YouTube: Aug 16, 2014

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Posted on YouTube: Apr 8, 2014

From: Akasha Kei, Guadalajara, Mexico. Her Website

Irony of Irony. Guadalajara is named after a Spanish city of Guadalajara. The name comes from an Arab word, (Wadi hijara) which means River of Stones.

Apparently, the Spanish and the Mexicans have forgotten that it took their own Christians 781 years to free themselves from the Muslims.

I find it fascinating that they embrace Arab culture so fully.

Arab dance is much bigger in the Latin World than in the USA.

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

DOTD – 023 – Guadalajara, Mexico

The YouTube comments said this took place in San Pedro Tlaquepaque, which is adjacent to Guadalajara.

Ironically, Guadalajara, Mexico is named after a city in Spain whose name comes from an Arab word which means Valley of Stones.

Guadalajara


Guadalajara is the 10th largest city in Latin America in terms of population, urban area and Gross Domestic Product. The city is named after the Spanish city of Guadalajara, with the name originating from the Arabic word wādi l-ḥijāra (واد الحجارة or وادي الحجارة) the literal translation of the Iberian name Arriaca, meaning “Valley of stones”.

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