Definitions

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  • n. A Muslim schoolmaster

Etymologies

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From Turkish hoca, from Persian خواجه (khâje).

Examples

  • To safely pass thru the British checkpoints in Istanbul, they disguised themselves as a hoca a religion teacher, pronounced hodja and his wife with Halide covering her face and hiding away her manicured fingers.

    Halide's ordeal

  • Even under hodja and Turk, a nice and natural people.

    High Albania

  • The people vaguely expect an earthly paradise where every one will do as he pleases, and find to their dismay that you can no longer evade the sheep-tax by tipping the hodja to let you put your flock on

    Twenty Years Of Balkan Tangle

  • He had led a university prayer group during his student years - and was already known to his classmates, including the future prime minister Süleyman Demirel, by the respectful title of "hodja".

    The Guardian World News

  • But when a hodja (a Muslim religious teacher) is appointed to the derelict neighborhood mosque, the course of events take another turn.

    PegasusNews.com stories

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