(also Alawite ˈaləwīt)
Definition of Alawi in English:
noun (plural Alawis)
A member of a Shiite Muslim group living mainly in Syria.
- Alawis hold the positions of real power in the ruling party.
- "We are about 50,000 Alawites," he said.
- Mr. Hadimogullari is an Alawite whose grandparents found themselves Turkish citizens when his hometown, Samandag, formerly part of Syria, was ceded to Turkey in 1923.
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Relating to or denoting the Alawis.
- There was considerable tension within the Alawi community.
- It is a Sunni town with an Alawite town less than a mile to the south, interspersed with Christian and more Sunni settlements.
- Tripoli is home to many members of Lebanon's small Alawite minority population.
Definition of Alawi in:
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