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Variant of Mandaean.
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Noun1.Mandean - a member of a small Gnostic sect that originated in Jordan and survives in Iraq and who believes that John the Baptist was the MessiahMandean - a member of a small Gnostic sect that originated in Jordan and survives in Iraq and who believes that John the Baptist was the Messiah
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
2.Mandean - the form of Aramaic used by the MandeansMandean - the form of Aramaic used by the Mandeans
Aramaic - a Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia
Adj.1.Mandean - of or relating to the Mandaean people or their language or culture
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The Mandean religion forbids them to carry guns or engage in any form of violence, making them particularly vulnerable.
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