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Shia

noun [C]     /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 Followers of religious groups Shia     adjective (also Shiite,   /ˈʃiː.aɪt/   ) refers to Shias or their type of Islam Followers of religious groups
(Definition of Shia noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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