noun \ˈs(n)-(ˌ)nē\

: one of the two main branches of Islam

: a Muslim who is a member of the Sunni branch of Islam

Full Definition of SUNNI

:  the Muslims of the branch of Islam that adheres to the orthodox tradition and acknowledges the first four caliphs as rightful successors of Muhammad — compare shia
:  a Sunni Muslim
Sunni adjective

Origin of SUNNI

Arabic sunnī, from sunna
First Known Use: 1595


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