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Shi·aor Shi·ah also Shi·'a (shē′ə)Islam
1. (Used with a pl. verb) The Shiites.
2. (used with a sing. verb) A Shiite.
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|Noun||1.||Shia - one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam; mainly in Iran|
Islam, Muslimism - the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion; "Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia"
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