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or Yezidi

[yuh-zee-dee] /yəˈzi di/
a member of a religious sect living mostly in the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq, Syria, Armenia, and Georgia, whose beliefs are based partly on Zoroastrianism and Sufism.
Origin of Yazidi
of uncertain origin
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Yazidism, noun Unabridged
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plural noun
a religious sect found in the Kurdish areas of Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, whose beliefs combine elements of Zoroastrianism, Islam, Christianity, and other religions; in addition to believing in a Supreme God, the Yezidi worship seven angels, among whom is the devil, who is believed to have repented and been pardoned and reinstated as chief angel
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from Yazid or Ezid a name for God
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