Sanusi

noun Sa·nu·si
variants: or less commonly Senussi \səˈnüsē\

Definition of Sanusi

plural Sanusi or Sanusis also Senussi or Senussis
: a member of a Muslim brotherhood of North Africa founded in 1837 who observes a strict and ascetic type of Islamic orthodoxy combined with a militant aggressiveness in pursuance of political goals

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Origin and Etymology of sanusi

after Muhammad ibn Ali as-Sanūsī †1859 Algerian religious leader, founder of the Sanusi brotherhood


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