Shaikhi

Shaikhi

[shey-kee, shahy-]
noun Islam.
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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