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In the Islamic regions of South-East Asia: custom, accepted practice.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Marsden (1754–1836), orientalist and numismatist. From Malay adat custom, convention, rule, law, customary law (Indonesian adat) from Persian ʿādat habit, custom from Arabic ʿādat-, ʿāda habit, custom, usage, practice.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.