Miskin (disambiguation)

Miskin (disambiguation)

Miskin could refer to:

  • Miskin, a small village in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales
  • Miskin (commote), an ancient commote in South Wales

Miskin may also be:

  • A translation of Myshkin, a Russian name
  • A surname in English, derived from Norman French "le meschin' meaning 'the younger'. For example William le Meschin in The 1161 Pipe Rolls for Warwickshire England
  • A term in Islamic writing (plural masakin) denoting a needy person, destitute and worthy of being given food on fast days.

By extension in general useage, communes & associations of poor people; and a euphemism for money saving techniques. For example:

- in Indonesia, 'Kampung Miskin, Jakarta' (a shanty town) and 'Aliansi Rakyat Miskin' (Poor Peoples' Alliance)

- in some African countries,'a miskin call' is a brief telephone call terminated before it is answered so that the other party then returns the call at their expense



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