Shia (English) [ IPA: ˈʃiːɑ ASM: চিয়া]
Ref: হেমকোষ - ১২শ সংস্কৰণ (২০০৬ চন)
1. (Abstract Noun) a sect of Muslims. The group now known as Sunnis chose Abu Bakr, the prophet's adviser, to become the first successor, or caliph, to lead the Muslim state. Shiites favored Ali, Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law. Ali and his successors are called imams, who not only lead the Shiites but are considered to be descendants of Muhammad.
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English: Shia,
Assamese: চিয়া,