Khomeini

biographical name
Kho·​mei·​ni | \ ḵō-ˈmā-nē How to pronounce Khomeini (audio) , kō-, hō- \

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Ayatollah Ruholla Mussaui 1900–1989 religious leader of Iran (1979–89)

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“Khomeini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Khomeini?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=bix&file=bixkho01. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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