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).

Origin of Shaikhi

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

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