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Synonyms for burqa

a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan


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"Also known as Mullah Zabiullah, Jamal was the second highest ranking insurgent official in Burkah district.
When I see a woman wearing a burkah, I see a symbol of religious bigotry and female oppression.
The joint offensive was conducted in the Falol area of Burkah district, deputy police chief, Col.
The insurgent commander also known as Deewana (Crazy) was accused of conducting disruptive activities in Burkah, Baghlan-i-Markazi and Baghlan Jadid districts, he said.
"Can I get a pink one?" she asked, choosing her burkah.
So how come I saw a lady with a burkah buying hot cross buns in Safeways?
Kate Warner (Jack's girlfriend-to-be) meanwhile cunningly disguised herself in a burkah as she infiltrated a prayer meeting looking for prime suspect Syed Ali.
Variation in how the Quranic mandate is applied in Islamic cultures is evidenced in some women wearing burkahs that expose only the eyes while others wear loose, long-sleeved Western clothes that cover the legs along with a hijab that securely covers the hair and neck (Huda, 2016; Poushter, 2014).