Definition of alhaji in English:

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Pronunciation: /alˈhadʒi/

noun (plural alhajis; feminine alhaja)

(In West Africa) a Muslim who has been to Mecca as a pilgrim (often used as a title).
Example sentences
  • Nigeria probably had the highest density of prophets, apostles, bishops, mullahs, alhajis and sheiks in the whole world.
  • Everyone is welcomed to seek equity as in justice - devils, angels, vagabonds, pastors, alhajis, police, soldiers, prostitutes, etc.
  • To keep a date with young and willing ladies of the night waiting patiently in furnished apartments rented by alhajis.


Hausa, from Arabic al 'the' + hājī 'pilgrim'.

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