GhaRaBa

From a single three-letter Arabic root—gha, ra, ba—comes a list of more than 50 words and three times as many translations, including not only the Arabic word for Morocco (al-Maghreb), but also place of the setting sun, life away from home, and exile. Using Hans Wehr’s Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, I compiled this list of words with screenshots from Google Image Searches for the same words in Arabic alongside their English equivalents.