Etymology
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Rabat 

Moroccan capital, from Arabic ar-ribat, from ribat "fortified monastery."

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mainframe (n.)

"central processor of a computer system," 1964, from main (adj.) + frame (n.).

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Phocis 

ancient region in central Greece which included Delphi, from Greek Phōkis. Related: Phocian.

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Twi (n.)

chief language of Ghana in West Africa; also known as Akan, it is in the Niger-Congo language family.

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Malagasy 

"pertaining to Madagascar," the large island off the southeast coast of Africa, 1835, apparently an alteration of Madagascar (compare French Malgache).

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Zulu (n.)

one of a Bantu people of South Africa, 1824, a native name. As radio code word for -z- from 1960.

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midtown (n.)

"the middle or central part of a town or city," by 1930, from mid (adj.) + town.

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capitalistic (adj.)

"of or pertaining to capital or capitalists," 1870; see capitalist + -ic.

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skink (n.)

type of lizard common in North Africa and Arabia, 1580s, from French scinc (Modern French scinque), from Latin scincus, from Greek skinkos, a name given to some kind of lizard common in Asia and North Africa, of unknown origin. Formerly thought to have medicinal qualities. The by-forms (scincoid, etc.) have the Latin spelling, from Modern Latin scincoides.

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