Pronunciation: (bu-hä'ē, -hī'), [key]
—n., pl. -ha•ءis,
1. a religion founded in Iran in 1863 by Husayn عAlī (called Bahaullah) teaching the essential worth of all religions, the unity of all races, and the equality of the sexes.
2. an adherent of Bahaءi.
of or pertaining to Bahaءi or Bahaءis. Also,Ba•ha'i,Ba•hā'ءī.
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