khoja

noun

kho·​ja
variants or khojah
ˈkōjə
plural -s
1
or 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

Word History

Etymology

Turkish & Persian; Turkish hoca, from Persian khwāja

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“Khoja.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/khoja. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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