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Noun: Sunni  sû-nee
  1. One of the two main branches of orthodox Islam
    - Sunni Islam
  2. A member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad
    - Sunnite, Sunni Muslim

Derived forms: Sunnis

Type of: Moslem, Muslim, religious order, religious sect, sect

Part of: Islam, Muslimism

Encyclopedia: Sunni