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ʿulama

[oo-luh-mah] /ˈu ləˌmɑ/
plural noun, Islam.
1.
the doctors of Muslim religion and law.
Also, ulema.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < Arabic ʿulamā learned men
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