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Bahaʾi

[buh-hah-ee, -hahy] /bəˈhɑ i, -ˈhaɪ/
noun, plural Bahaʾis.
1.
a religion 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.
2.
an adherent of Bahaʾi.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to Bahaʾi or Bahaʾis.
Also, Bahai, Bahāʾī.
Origin
< Persian < Arabic bahāʾ (Allāh) Bahaullah, literally, splendor (of God) + suffix of appurtenance
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