wali

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic والي (wāli).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wali (plural walis)

  1. A provincial governor in certain Islamic countries.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, page 130:
      You see the shrine was founded in memory of a great Wali, seer, holy man – but apparently a Mohammedan.
    • 2007 November 2, Jane Perlez, “Militants Draw New Front Line Inside Pakistan”, New York Times:
      For much of the last century, the mountainous region of Swat was ruled as a princely kingdom where a benign autocrat, the wali, bestowed schools for girls, health care for everyone and the chance to get a degree abroad for the talented.

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Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

wali (u class, no plural)

  1. cooked rice

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

wali

  1. plural form of mwali