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[soo n-ahyt]
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  1. Sunni(def 1).

Origin of Sunnite

see origin at Sunni, -ite1
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Examples from the Web for sunnite

Historical Examples

  • This is especially the case with slaves who belong to the Sunnite sect.

    Sketches of Central Asia (1868)

    Arminius Vmbry

  • The Persians are mostly Shyites, and refuse to receive the Sunnite traditions.

    Ten Great Religions

    James Freeman Clarke

  • Only a few of the Sunnite doctors acknowledge the Shyites to be Moslems.

    Ten Great Religions

    James Freeman Clarke

  • But it appears never to have professed the Druse creed, remaining Sunnite.

  • Omar, a Sunnite, obtained the leadership in 634, and proceeded to carry out the prophet's ambitious schemes of conquest.

British Dictionary definitions for sunnite


  1. Islam an adherent of the Sunni
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