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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a Kurdish-speaking group who practice Yezidism and live predominantly in Iraq, Syria, and southeast Turkey.

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  • noun Alternative form of Yazidi.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Arabic Yazīdī and Kurdish Êzîdî, probably after the second Umayyad caliph Yazīd, ibn Mu‘awīya (645–683), revered by Yezidis as an important propagator of Yezidism.]

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