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nights lamp

Aladdin, boy hero of one of the stories of the Thousand and One Nights, a collection of folk tales from the Middle East preserved in Arabic in the 16th century. Aladdin, the son of a poor widow, comes into possession of a magic ring and lamp. As the master of the lamp and of the 2 genies, or jinns, who reside within, Aladdin amasses great wealth and becomes a sultan.

See also: Arabian Nights.

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