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n.1.A follower of Abdel Wahab (b. 1691; d. 1787), a reformer of Islam. His doctrines prevail particularly among the Bedouins, and the sect, though checked in its influence, extends to most parts of Arabia, and also into India.
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Most Central Asian leaders have complained about the growing radical Muslim threat, which they have termed "Wahabees." In the early 1990s, these complaints were seemingly groundless fears.