Sunday, July 15, 2007

Interesting Point/Counterpoint: Did Islamic Civilization Propelled The World Through The Dark Age?

The argument for: How Islam has kept us out of the ‘Dark Ages’

The argument against: What Arab Civilization?

My favorite word derived from Arabic is "algorithm" which, according to Wiktionary, comes ... from Medieval Latin algorismus, a mangled transliteration of the name of the Islamic mathematician al-Khwārizmī (Arabic: الخوارزمي, "native of Khwarezm.")

Examples for English words derived from Arabic can be found here. Admiral, adobe, alchemy, alcohol, algebra, etc. are among them.

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