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The Linobambaki of Cyprus
Rupert Gunnis

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At one times Louroujina was considered the head-quarters of the curious sect of the "Linobambaki" or "Flax and cottons", who whilst outwardly professing Mohammedanism(*), were in reality Christians. They however disliked the opprobrious title given them by both Turks and Greeks and preferred to be known as "Lourouziatai".

(*) From Moslems' point of view, it is misleading, inappropriate and incorrect to refer to Moslems as Mohammedans and Islam as Mohammedanism.

 

 


S. Arifler. 18 August, 2000.

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Historic Cyprus by Rupert Gunnis (Kemal Rustem & Bro. Edition),

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