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Bazin (surname)

Bazin is a French surname of Germanic origin (from badhuo = battle). Notable people with the surname include:

  • Anaïs Raucou (1797–1850), called Bazin, a French writer
  • André Bazin (1918–1958), French film critic and film theorist
  • Antoine Bazin (1799–1863), French sinologist
  • Charles-Louis Bazin (1802–1859), French painter, sculptor, engraver and lithographer
  • François Bazin (composer) (1816–1878), French opera composer
  • François Bazin (sculptor) (1897–1956), French sculptor
  • François Xavier Bazin (1824–1865), French archetier and bow maker, patriarch of the Bazin family
  • Henri-Émile Bazin (1829–1917), French engineer
  • Hervé Bazin (1911–1996), French novelist
  • Jean Bazin (born 1940), Canadian lawyer and former senator
  • John Stephen Bazin (1796–1848), American bishop and longtime president of Spring Hill College
  • Louis Bazin (1920–2011), French orientalist
  • Marc Bazin (1932–2010), Haitian Minister of Finance and Economy, World Bank official and Interim President of Haiti
  • Pierre-Antoine-Ernest Bazin (1807–1878), French physician and dermatologist, brother of Antoine Bazin
  • René Bazin (1853–1932), French novelist, great-uncle of Hervé Bazin
  • Bazin Family, French bow makers
  • Claude Bazin de Bezons (1617–1684), French lawyer, politician, and second holder of l'Académie française, seat 1
Bazin (bread)

Bazin (pronounced as "buh-zeen"), also referred to as bazeen (pronounced , is an unleavened bread in the cuisine of Libya prepared with barley, water and salt. Bazin is prepared by boiling barley flour in water and then beating it to create a dough using a magraf, which is a unique stick designed for this purpose. The dough may then be placed in a pan and allowed time to harden, after which it is baked or steamed. The salt contributes to the hardness of the bread. Bazin may have a paste-like and hardened texture. It may also be prepared using whole wheat flour, olive oil and pepper as ingredients.

Bazeen is typically served with a tomato sauce, eggs, potatoes and mutton. This preparation method involves shaping the dough into the shape of a pyramid or dome, after which it may be served with a tomato-based soup or meat and potato stew poured atop and/or around it and garnished with hard-boiled eggs. A raw egg may also be placed in the hot soup. Aseeda is a dish prepared using bazin, honey, date syrup and butter or oil. Bazin may also be accompanied with a cooked pumpkin and tomato sauce mixture.

When consumed, bazin may be "crumpled and eaten with the fingers." It is typically eaten using the right hand, and may be consumed communally. Bazin has been described as a traditional dish and as a national dish of Libya.


Bazin may refer to

  • Bezin, Fars, a village in Iran
  • Bazin, Zanjan, a village in Iran
  • Gazan Bazin, Hormozgan, a village in Iran
  • Kingdom of Bazin, a medieval Beja polity
  • Bazin, Hungarian name of Pezinok, in Slovakia
  • Bazin (surname)
  • Bazin (bread) common in Libya