al kora

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A traditional ball game played in North African Arab societies such as Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, where, as Allen Guttmann has noted, governments have supported the preservation of such traditional sports as a way of confirming local cultural identity in the context of increasing globalization (Sports: The First Five Millennia, 2004). Yalla nil'ab kora translates, from the Arabic, as: ‘let's play ball’, cementing the language of tradition into the language of everyday life.

Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

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