An akhoond (akhund or akhwand) (Persian: آخوند‎) is a Persian title for an Islamic cleric, common in Iran, Azerbaijan and some parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Standard Chinese word for imam (Chinese: 阿訇; pinyin: āhōng), used in particular by the Hui people, also derives from this term. Other names for similar Muslim clerics include sheikh and mullah.

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  • An akhoond (akhund or akhwand) (Persian: آخوند‎) is a Persian title for an Islamic cleric, common in Iran, Azerbaijan and some parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Standard Chinese word for imam (Chinese: 阿訇; pinyin: āhōng), used in particular by the Hui people, also derives from this term. Other names for similar Muslim clerics include sheikh and mullah. (en)
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  • An akhoond (akhund or akhwand) (Persian: آخوند‎) is a Persian title for an Islamic cleric, common in Iran, Azerbaijan and some parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Standard Chinese word for imam (Chinese: 阿訇; pinyin: āhōng), used in particular by the Hui people, also derives from this term. Other names for similar Muslim clerics include sheikh and mullah. (en)
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