Qarmatian

noun
Qar·​ma·​ti·​an
variants: or Karmatian \ kärˈmātēən \ or Karmathian or less commonly Carmathian \ -​āthēən \
plural -s

Definition of Qarmatian

: a member of a Muslim Shiʽite sect founded in the 9th century and flourishing during the middle ages as a communistic secret society that in time expanded to a small independent state on the Persian gulf from which its members raided neighboring lands

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History and Etymology for Qarmatian

Hamdan Qarmat, 9th century Iraqi peasant who founded the sect + English -an

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“Qarmatian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Qarmatian. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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