Agh·​lab·​ite | \ ˈa-glə-ˌbīt, a-ˈgla- \
variants: or less commonly Aghlabid \ ˈa-​glə-​bəd , a-​ˈgla-​ \
plural -s

Definition of Aghlabite

: a member of an Arab dynasty ruling at Kairouan, northern Africa, a.d. 800–909

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First Known Use of Aghlabite

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aghlabite

Ibrāhīm ibn- al- Aghlab (Ibrahim I) †a.d. 812 African sultan, founder of the dynasty + English -ite or -id

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“Aghlabite.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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