[kuh-leef, key-lif, kal-if]
Also kha·li·fa [kuh-lee-fuh] /kəˈli fə/.
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Examples from the Web for khalifa
One of the strongest of the anti-Islamists is a renegade general, Khalifa Haftar, who is fighting in the east.Libya’s Proxy Apocalypse
August 27, 2014
She even lauded the “amazing hospitality” of Sheikh Khalifa and the “Kingdom of Bahrain” on Twitter (before deleting the tweets).Kim Kardashian Butts Into Syria’s (Online) Civil War With #SaveKessab Campaign
Marlow Stern, Michael Weiss
March 31, 2014
But the Khalifa, he laughs, spent 120 million Bahraini dinars ($318 million) on a bowl made of pearls.Bahrain Protests Intensify: Government Opens Fire
February 18, 2011
That the collected army of the Khalifa was immense they were well aware.
But I hear that an army is going south to fight the Khalifa.
They knew that athwart the Khalifa's writ was stencilled "Made in Germany."The New World of Islam
After the fall of the Khalifa I followed him there; it took me several years.Queen Sheba's Ring
H. Rider Haggard
The Khalifa, he says, has no necessity for any friendship from those who are infidels and unbelievers.A Desert Drama
A. Conan Doyle
- a variant spelling of caliph
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