noun, plural Bahaʾis.
founded in Iran in 1863 by Husayn ʿAlī (called Bahaullah) teaching the essential worth of all religions, the unity of all races, and the equality of the sexes.
of or pertaining to Bahaʾi or Bahaʾis.
Also, Bahai, Bahāʾī.
< Persian < Arabic bahāʾ (Allāh) Bahaullah, literally, splendor (of God) + -ī suffix of appurtenance