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Shianoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈʃiː.ə/ (also Shiite)
a ​member of the second ​largestreligiousmovement in ​Islam, ​based on the ​belief that Ali, a ​member of Mohammed's ​family, and the ​teachers who came after him were the ​truereligiousleaders
adjective uk   us   (also Shiite, uk   /ˈʃiː.aɪt/ us   )
used to refer to Shias or ​theirtype of ​Islam
(Definition of Shia from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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