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ʿAlawite

[ al-uh-weet, al-uh-weet ]
/ ˈæl əˌwit, ˌæl əˈwit /
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noun Islam.
a member of a Shiʿite sect inhabiting the coastal district of Latakia in northwest Syria.
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Also ʿAl·a·wi [al-uh-wee]. /ˈæl ə wi/.
Also called Nusairi.

Origin of ʿAlawite

<Arabic ʿAlawī + -ite1

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