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Shaikhi

[shey-kee, shahy-] /ʃeɪˈki, ʃaɪ-/
noun, Islam.
1.
a dissident Shiʿite sect that developed in the 19th century, composed of followers of Ahmad Ahsaʾi (c1741–1826).
Origin
< Arabic shaykhī, equivalent to shaykh shaikh (title of the leader of the sect) + suffix of appurtenance
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