Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural Akalis)
A member of a Sikh political group.
- 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'.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.