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“… whirling dervish at some point …”

meanings of dervish


  1. A citizen or inhabitant of Darawiish (circa 1895-1920 C.E.), the Dhulbahante anti-colonial polity geographically corresponding with Khaatumo.
  2. A member of the Dervish fraternity of Sufism, known for spinning.
  3. A member of a Sufi Muslim ascetic fraternity of mendicant friars.
  4. One of the fanatical followers of the Mahdi, in the Sudan, in the 1880s.

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