wali

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See also: wāli

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic وَالٍ(wālin).

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”, in New York Times[1]:
      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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Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic وَلِيّ(waliyy).

Noun[edit]

wali (plural walis)

  1. (Islam) A saint or prophet.

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic وَالِي(wālī).

Noun[edit]

wali (plural wali-wali, first-person possessive waliku, second-person possessive walimu, third-person possessive walinya)

  1. custodian
  2. guardian
  3. plenipotentiary
  4. wali (provincial governor)

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Polish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

wali m anim

  1. genitive plural of wal
    Synonym: walów

Verb[edit]

wali

  1. third-person singular present of walić

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malagasy vary (uncooked rice).

Noun[edit]

wali (u class, no plural)

  1. cooked rice

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Noun[edit]

wali

  1. plural of mwali

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Weri[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

wali

  1. long

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