From my research, i’ve found that Princess Jasmine is based upon the Asian character ‘Badroulbadour’ in the story of Aladdin in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights).

The story of Aladdin was actually based in China, not the Middle East. Disney chose to change her name from Badroulbadour to Jasmine purely for ease of pronunciation (can you blame them?!).

Home Page
Main Jasmine page
Jasmine’s Story
Jasmine’s Videos

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