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noun (plural tekkes)
A monastery of dervishes, especially in Ottoman Turkey.
- Generally, this aid included the restoration of tekkes so that tekkes accepted the sovereignty of the state.
- In many Sufi traditions, the tekke is the place of devotion and worship for dervishes of a particular Sufi Order.
- Under the Ottomans they lived in tekkes or lodges, which were similar in nature to monasteries, and lived off alms.
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