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Haremlik, especially in upper-class Ottoman (pre-Atatürk) Turkey, means the private portion of the house, the family rooms, as opposed to the selamlik, the public area or reception rooms, used only by men in traditional Islamic society. This contrasts with the common usage of harem as an English loan-word, which implies a female-only enclave or seraglio. Although the women of the household were traditionally secluded in the haremlik, both men and women of the immediate family lived and socialized in the haremlik.