dragoman

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dragoman

(in some Middle Eastern countries, esp formerly) a professional interpreter or guide
References in classic literature ?
"The Buddhists are cutting Mohammedan throats," the Dragoman replied, with oriental composure.
At that hour Abraham, the dragoman, marshaled them before us.
When I rode across the Troad from the Dardanelles to Hissarlik and Mount Ida, I noticed that my dragoman and his men did all our outdoor cooking exactly in the Odyssean and Iliadic fashion.