Origin of Sunni
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.
British Dictionary definitions for sunni
Word Origin and History for sunni
1620s, from Arabic, literally "lawful," from Sunna "traditional teachings of Muhammad," literally "way, custom, course, tradition." Muslims who accept the orthodox tradition as well as the Quran.