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Arabic إِخْوَان (ʔiḵwān, “brothers”)
Ikhwan pl (plural only)
- (historical) A Wahhabi religious militia of the early 20th century, made up of traditionally nomadic tribesmen, which formed a significant military force of the ruler Ibn Saud and played an important role in establishing him as ruler of most of the Arabian Peninsula in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- The Muslim Brotherhood, a transnational Sunni Islamist organization founded in Egypt in 1928.