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Khomeini, Ruhollah

Pronunciation: /kōˈmānē/ /KHō-/ /ˌKHōmāˈnē/
(1900–89), Iranian Shiite Muslim leader; known as Ayatollah Khomeini. He returned from exile in 1979 to lead an Islamic revolution that overthrew the shah. He established Iran as a fundamentalist Islamic republic and relentlessly pursued the Iran-Iraq War 1980–88.

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Syllabification: Kho·mei·ni, Ruhollah

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