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Shia

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈʃiː.ə/ (also Shiite)
a member of the second largest religious movement in Islam, based on the belief that Ali, a member of Mohammed's family, and the teachers who came after him were the true religious leaders
Shia
adjective uk   us   (also Shiite, uk   /ˈʃiː.aɪt/ us   )
used to refer to Shias or their type of Islam
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