Origin of Sunni
OTHER WORDS FROM SunniSun·nism, noun
Examples from the Web for sunni
Within a few years, Iran had jailed or driven from the country more than 60 Sunni clerics.
Riots broke out in 1994, after Iranian authorities replaced a Sunni mosque in Mashad with a development project.
The Baluch in Iran do not speak Farsi but Baluchi, just like the Baluch in Pakistan, and in Iran they are a Sunni minority.
When a popular Sunni televangelist does it, to forgive is divine.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy|Shaheen Pasha|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Shiite stronghold wrapped in a Sunni explosive belt—not exactly a picture of stability.
The Bektashi group had always been much more liberal and forward looking than the Sunni.Area Handbook for Albania|Eugene K. Keefe
The kings of these lines adopted the names Dia, Sunni, and Askia.
The result is obvious: Persia is a priest-ridden country; in “Sunni” lands the people are freer, and dare think for themselves.Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia|M. E. Hume-Griffith
The religion was that of Islam, and the sect the orthodox Sunni; but the practice was less precise than in Arabia.
The struggle between Shiah and Sunni was dividing the world of Islam.