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Najaf

[naj-af]
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  1. a city in central Iraq: holy city of the Shiʿites; shrine contains tomb of Ali (a.d. c600–661), founder of the Shiʿite sect.
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Najaf

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  1. a holy city in central Iraq, near the River Euphrates; burial place of the Caliph Ali and a centre of the Shiite faith. Pop: 639 000 (2005 est)
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