In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(individual)suní femininesunita feminine
- I do, however, remember that there was often tension between the Shias and the Sunnis, but, never between the Hindus and the Muslims.
- The Sunnis, who account for only 20 per cent of the population, now feel threatened.
- And without provisions to protect the rights of minority Kurds and Sunnis, the entire process could collapse.
- For Islam, Sunnis and Shi'as will also be considered as separate groups.
- The Shi'as felt this issue had to basically go through the bloodlines, and the Sunnis felt (in terms of succession) it should be the best man for the job.
- The Sunnis, the 20% minority who have dominated Iraq for centuries, were never conquered.
- The Sunnis will find themselves marginalized and disenfranchised by this, even more so than they feel today and the Kurds are going to retreat into their shell.
- In it, he revealed that his mother was a Shi'ite and his father a Sunni.
- He has put together a nonreligious list in hopes of attracting Sunnis, nationalists, and others who don't want to be ruled by Shia religious leaders.
- What's the best way to bring Shiites, Sunnis, and Kurds together under a cohesive democracy?
- Is it realistic to expect that these elections next Sunday and the formation of a parliament are going to somehow overcome hundreds and hundreds of years of out and out hatred among the Kurds, the Sunnis and Shia?
2(sect)the Sunni — los suní
- The idea is one which every Iraqi seems keen to endorse, though each has his own idea of what democracy means, depending on whether he is a Shia, Kurd or Sunni.
- About 50 percent of the people of Yemen now belong to the Shafai sect of Sunni Islam.
- We analyzed this issue using estimated breakdowns of Muslim populations into Sunni, Shiite, and other sects.
- The Kurds in the north, the Sunni Arabs north and west of Baghdad, and the Shiite Arabs of the south and center inhabit vast swaths of territory.
- Until recently, guerrilla warfare against occupation forces has come almost entirely from Sunni Muslims, who make up 25 per cent of the Iraqi population.
- At the beginning of the twenty-first century, 47 percent of the people profess to be Muslim (mainly Sunni branch) and 44 percent Russian Orthodox.
- The turnout in the main Sunni areas was low, not above 16 per cent.
- The main sects of the Islamic religion practiced in this region are Sunni and Shi'a.
- The modern regional divisions of Shia, Sunni, and Kurd correspond roughly to ancient Sumer, Akkad, and Assyria, different lands and peoples who over time created a common culture.
- The British relied strongly on the Sunni elite, which grabbed power and privilege for itself, alienating the Shiite heartland.
- For example, some countries are predominantly Roman Catholic and others predominantly Sunni.
- There is not now, nor has there ever been, any real sense of national identity that would unify the Kurds, the Sunni Arabs and the Shiite Arabs who make up the majority of the Iraqi people.
- In 1920, under a League of Nations mandate, the British ruthlessly crushed a Shi'ite uprising, installing members of the Sunni minority as rulers of Iraq.
- Leaving aside the division of Islam into two broad communities of Shia and Sunni, there are national differences which influence the thinking of individual Muslims.
- It is important to try to get a clearer understanding of Sunni thinking for two reasons.
- The wider population of Sunni Muslims is another matter where crucial distinctions need to be made.
- Only five of the Islamic sects are recognised: the Alawite group, Druze, Isma'ilite, Shi'a (of which Hizbollah are a radical part), and the Sunni group.
- Clearly, there are other Sunni leaders who people can look to, and the Kurdish region is actually doing quite well.
- Syrians tend to identify primarily with their religious group or sect; however, as the majority of the country is Sunni Muslim, this creates a strong feeling of cultural unity.
- He tried to bring water back to the martyrs in the seventh-century battle of Karbala, the conflict that divided the Muslim religion into the Shiite and Sunni sects.
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