Definition of khoja
1 less commonly hodja \ˈhō-\ a : a member of any of various classes in Muslim lands —used as a title of respect b : an Islamic teacher
2 capitalized [Hindi ḵ́ẖoja, from Persian khwāja] India : a member of an Ismaili sect surviving as a subsect of the ancient Assassins
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Origin and Etymology of khoja
Turkish & Persian; Turkish hoca, from Persian khwāja
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