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Shaikhi

[ shey-kee, shahy- ]
/ ʃeɪˈki, ʃaɪ- /
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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

From Arabic shaykhī, equivalent to shaykh shaikh (in the sense “title of a leader of a sect”) + a suffix indicating relationship or origin
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