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"Franks", based on the fact that the early Crusaders included large numbers of French nationals, was the name given by the Muslim inhabitants of Palestine to the Crusaders and the inhabitants of Outremer and other Christian enclaves. The name was applied to the Christians as an omnibus term, not really concerning itself with their actual nationality, just as the Crusaders referred to the native population against whom they were warring as Saracens, careless of their exact origin or their hereditary rights in the land.