Alawite
noun see Alawi

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Alawiteʿ — ▪ Shīʿite sect Arabic  ʿAlawī , plural  ʿAlawīyah , also called  Nuṣayrī , plural  Nuṣayrīyah , or  Namīrī , plural  Namīrīyah , or  Ansarī , plural  Ansarīyah        any member of a minority sect of Shīʿite Muslims living chiefly in Syria.… …   Universalium

  • Alawite — Dynastie alaouite Pour les articles homonymes, voir Alaouites (homonymie). Les Alaouites sont les membres de la dynastie marocaine régnante depuis le XVIIe siècle. Ils sont originaires du Tafilalet et considérés descendants d Ali …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 'Alawite — /al euh weet , al euh weet /, n. Islam. a member of a Shi ite sect inhabiting the coastal district of Latakia in northwest Syria. Also, Alawi /al euh wee/. Also called Nusairi. [ < Ar Alawi + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • alawite — Usage: usually capitalized variant of alaouite …   Useful english dictionary

  • 'Alawite — /al euh weet , al euh weet /, n. Islam. a member of a Shi ite sect inhabiting the coastal district of Latakia in northwest Syria. Also, Alawi /al euh wee/. Also called Nusairi. [ < Ar Alawi + ITE1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alawite State — Infobox Former Country native name = دولة العلويين conventional long name = State of Alawites / État des Alaouites common name = Alawite continent = moved from Category:Asia to the Middle East region = Middle East country = Syria era = Interwar… …   Wikipedia

  • Alawites — For the Alaouite dynasty of Morocco see: Alaouite Dynasty, for the former state now in Yemen see Alawi (sheikhdom) Infobox Religious group group = Alawites caption =Alawite falconer in Banyas, Syria, during World War II. founder = Ibn Nuṣayr… …   Wikipedia

  • Syria — /sear ee euh/, n. 1. Official name, Syrian Arab Republic. a republic in SW Asia at the E end of the Mediterranean. 16,137,899; 71,227 sq. mi. (184,478 sq. km). Cap.: Damascus. 2. a territory mandated to France in 1922, including the present… …   Universalium

  • Sulayman al-Murshid — aka Salaman al Murshid سلمان المرشد born in 1905 in Beit Burghal village a mile away from Qurdaha the birth place of late Syrian President Hafez al Assad in the Province of Lattakia.Early beginningsal Murshid who became a leader of an Alawite… …   Wikipedia

  • Alawi — This article is about the minority religious group in Syria. For other uses, see Alawi (disambiguation). Alawis علوية An Alawi falconer in Baniyas, Syria, during World War II Total population About 4 million …   Wikipedia

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