¡Palabra!: Hijab

Hijab: Arabic word meaning “cover.” While hijab is commonly associated with women, Muslim men also sometimes wear a head covering as a means of showing modesty. Additionally, Christian and Jewish women in some traditions wear a headscarf as a cultural practice or commitment to modesty or piety. Source: Language Justice Network

Hijab o Velo Islámico: Palabra árabe que significa “cubrir”. Aunque el hijab es comunmente asociado con mujeres, hombres musulmanes también lo visten en la cabeza como símbolo de modestidad. En algunas tradiciones judias y cristianas, mujeres usan velo como practica cultural o compromise hacia la modestidad y la devoción. Fuente: Language Justice Network

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