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dragoman

(in some Middle Eastern countries, esp formerly) a professional interpreter or guide
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The Greek ambassador from chapter twenty was definitely an Ottoman then, but what about the Frenchmen who turned Turk or dragoman from Cyprus?
In 2014, the author purchased a scrapbook containing testimonials, letters, and photos in English, German, and Arabic by Solomon Negima, a dragoman (interpreter and tourist guide) based in Palestine from 1885 to 1905.
For the next sixty years these 'floating palaces,' with their private cabins, and dining, smoking, and viewing salons, red-uniformed dragoman guides, and organized donkey excursions, carried the aristocratic, moneyed, and adventurous of international society of the time Using period photography, and colorful vintage posters and advertising material, "On the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel" tells the story of the people, the places, and the boats, from pioneering Nile travelers like Amelia Edwards and Lucie Duff Gordon, through to famed later passengers, such as Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, and, of course, Agatha Christie, whose staging of a death on the Nile only added to the allure.
Some terms like dragoman and voivoda are explained in depth, but others, such as caravansary, muezzin, and Janissary would serve better with more description.
Elaborating on the supply side aspect, Dragoman Partners' Ali Khedery pointed out that the deal brokered between Baghdad and the Kurdistan region brings a quarter million barrels of Kurdish crude into the market, while Kirkuk's exports via the northern pipeline have restarted.
He also earned PS50,000 as chairman of consultancy firm LEK's advisory board and PS27,500 as a retainer with Australian advisory firm Dragoman.
Meetings had been arranged for him with Turkish ministers and the Chief Dragoman of the British Embassy Gerald Fitzmaurice26 personally escorted the Nawab to the official palaces.
The Swedish Research Institute in ystanbul (SRI), located in the historic Dragoman House on the same grounds as the Consulate General of Sweden, was founded in 1962, and ever since has served a large number of Swedish and Nordic researchers in the humanities and social sciences studying Turkey, the Near East and Central Asia by organizing conferences and providing scholarships.
AS HOME to the island's first casino and the birthplace of the 18th century dragoman Hadjigeorgaki Kornesios, the Paphos village of Kritou Terra has much to boast of.
Gossip is Patrick Balfour, a friend from Oxford, and the Dragoman is Tom Driberg, a friend from Lancing.
Artist and designer Chris worked part-time and for the next four years used his new flexibility to also operate as a photographer for adventure travel company Dragoman.