KHOJAS


KHOJAS
   a MUSLIM community which originated through the CONVERSION of HINDUS, which is now found along the West coast of India and in East Africa, their allegiance is to the AGA KHAN.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • khoja — /koh jeuh/, n. 1. a teacher in a Muslim school. 2. (cap.) a member of a subsect of the Muslims in India. [1615 25; < Pers khwaja] * * * ▪ Islam Persian  Khvājeh,         caste of Indian Muslims converted from Hinduism to Islām in the 14th century …   Universalium


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