Shaikhi

[ shey-kee, shahy- ]
/ ʃeɪˈki, ʃaɪ- /

noun Islam.

a dissident Shiʿite sect that developed in the 19th century, composed of followers of Ahmad Ahsaʾi (c1741–1826).

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Origin of Shaikhi

<Arabic shaykhī, equivalent to shaykhshaikh (title of the leader of the sect) + suffix of appurtenance
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