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  • noun Plural form of Alawite.

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Examples

  • In fact, Nusairis, who are also known as Alawites, have emerged among the most passionate elements of this revolt.

    Syria's Resilient Revolt

  • During that time the Assads, who belong to a minority sect known as Alawites, have held together the country's eclectic mix of sects and ethnic groups, sometimes uneasily, under a single umbrella.

    Protests Explode Across Syria

  • Assad came from a small ethnoreligious minority in Syria known as Alawites or Alawi.

    The Coming Revolution

  • They are the Nusairiyeh or Nosairi, sometimes also known as the Alawites after the mountain range in which they live.

    The Templar Revelation

  • They are the Nusairiyeh or Nosairi, sometimes also known as the Alawites after the mountain range in which they live.

    The Templar Revelation

  • The Alawites are an offshoot of Shiite Islam, and they support the Syrian president, who is also an Alawite.

    News

  • 'They' she said, refers to the Alawites, the minority ruling sect.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • I have no doubt that many of the Syrians mounting the uprising against the Assad regime - which is dominated by a Shiite offshoot known as the Alawites, who make up about 10 percent of the country - are propelled by a quest for a free and pluralistic Syria.

    The Seattle Times

  • Mr. Assad belongs to a minority group that is an offshoot of Islam, called Alawites.

    NYT > Home Page

  • I have no doubt that many of the Syrians mounting the uprising against the Assad regime - which is dominated by a Shiite offshoot known as the Alawites, who make up about 10 percent of the country - are propelled by a quest for a free and pluralistic Syria.

    NYT > Home Page

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