[ ah-guh kahn ]
/ ˈɑ gə ˈkɑn /
the divinely ordained head of the Ismaʿili branch of Shiʿism.
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Definition for aga khan (2 of 3)
Aga Khan III
1877–1957, leader of the Ismaʿili sect of Muslims in India 1885–1957.
Definition for aga khan (3 of 3)
Aga Khan IV
Shah Karim al-Husainy, born 1936, leader of the Ismaʿili sect of Muslims in India since 1957 (grandson of Aga Khan III).
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British Dictionary definitions for aga khan (1 of 2)
/ (ˈɑːɡə ˈkɑːn) /
the hereditary title of the head of the Ismaili sect of Muslims
British Dictionary definitions for aga khan (2 of 2)
Aga Khan IV
Prince Karim (kəˈriːm). born 1936, spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect of Muslims from 1957
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