Definition of Akali in English:


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Pronunciation: /aˈkɑːli

noun (plural Akalis)

  • A member of a Sikh political group.
    More example sentences
    • Political interference in religious matters of the Sikh community by the Akalis witnessed many unpleasant happenings in the last three years.
    • Philosophically speaking, Akali and Khalsa and Sikh are synonymous.
    • Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has made a valiant attempt to put Sikh, or rather Akali, particularism in a national framework.


from Punjabi akālī, literally 'follower of the Immortal One'.

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