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Q without a U

It is well known that there are some words that have a Q which do not also have a U. You have probably seen all the shorter words before, so this is focusing on 10 words of 6 letters that fit this category.


However, just to remind you of the shorter words, they are:


CINQ, FAQIR, FIQH, NIQAB, QADI, QAID, QANAT, QAPIK, QAT, QI, QIBLA, QIN, QOPH, QORMA, TALAQ, TRANQ, WAQF


Just review those quickly. Are there any you haven't seen?


OK, here are the 10 words of 6 letters. You might know a few of these as well, but I am hoping some will be ones you haven't seen before


NIQAAB

A veil worn by some Muslim women. The same meaning as the alternative spellings of NIQAB and NIKAB, but maybe you haven't seen this one before with the double A. You can only have that with the Q. There is no AA spelling with a K


QABALA

A jewish doctrine based on hidden meanings in sacred texts. There are lots of alternative spellings. CABALA, CABBALA, CABBALAH, KABALA, KABBALA, KABBALAH, QABALAH


QASIDA

An Arabic poem of either praise or mourning


QAWWAL

A singer of QAWWALI, devotional music in the Sufism religion. Google tells me that Sufism is best described as Islamic mysticism


QIGONG

A system of Chinese meditative exercises


QINDAR

Monetary unit of Albania


QINTAR

Monetary unit of Albania


QWERTY

A traditional layout of the letters on a keyboard or typewriter. The name is taken from the first 6 letters on the top row


SHEQEL

A traditional unit of weight and money. Also SHEQALIM


YAQONA

A shrub in the Western Pacific. Also known as kava because it is the shrub from which that drink is made


Happy Scrabbling

Patrick

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