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Aga Khan

[ah-guh kahn]
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noun Islam.
  1. the divinely ordained head of the Ismaʿili branch of Shiʿism.
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Aga Khan III

noun
  1. 1877–1957, leader of the Ismaʿili sect of Muslims in India 1885–1957.
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Aga Khan IV

noun
  1. 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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Aga Khan

noun
  1. the hereditary title of the head of the Ismaili sect of Muslims
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Aga Khan IV

noun
  1. Prince Karim (kəˈriːm). born 1936, spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect of Muslims from 1957
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