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Shia

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Islam
ShiaShi‧a, Shiah /ˈʃiːə/ noun  1 the Shia2 [countable]RRI a Shiite
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ShiaIn the south the enforcement of a no-fly zone by western aircraft has raised the possibility of a Shia secession.A Shia would be the speaker of parliament.Some seek revenge for atrocities committed in suppressing the Shia uprising.The Shias believe that Ali's descendants - the Imams - are the lawful successors of Mohamed.
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