Definitions

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  • noun Person raised in the Alawite culture
  • noun religion Follower of the Alawite belief of Islam.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But the government of President Bashar Assad claimed media organizations had distorted facts about the events in Syria, and accused the U.N. team of bias for referring to the Alawite sect - of which Assad is a member - as a "repressive minority."

    The Seattle Times

  • But the government of President Bashar Assad claimed media organizations had distorted facts about the events in Syria, and accused the U.N. team of bias for referring to the Alawite sect - of which Assad is a member - as a "repressive minority."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • But the government of President Bashar Assad claimed media organizations had distorted facts about the events in Syria, and accused the U.N. team of bias for referring to the Alawite sect - of which Assad is a member - as a "repressive minority."

    chron.com Chronicle

  • But the government of President Bashar Assad claimed media organizations had distorted facts about the events in Syria, and accused the U.N. team of bias for referring to the Alawite sect - of which Assad is a member - as a "repressive minority."

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • But the government of President Bashar Assad claimed media organizations had distorted facts about the events in Syria, and accused the U.N. team of bias for referring to the Alawite sect - of which Assad is a member - as a "repressive minority."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • But the government of President Bashar Assad claimed media organizations had distorted facts about the events in Syria, and accused the U.N. team of bias for referring to the Alawite sect - of which Assad is a member - as a "repressive minority."

    chron.com Chronicle

  • The term "Alawite" means "follower of Ali," the martyred son-in-law of Mohammed who is venerated by millions of Shi'ites in Iran and elsewhere.

    Syria: Identity Crisis

  • The term "Alawite" means "follower of Ali," the martyred son-in-law of Mohammed who is venerated by millions of Shi'ites in Iran and elsewhere.

    Syria: Identity Crisis

  • One resident of Aleppo described courses held at Teshreen University "on how to use weaponry for self-defense" which only Alawite students were attending.

    Opposition Deadlocked With Syria's Government

  • They say there are signs the Alawite community, the minority sect to which the Assads belong, are becoming "militarized."

    Opposition Deadlocked With Syria's Government

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