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Meaning of Najaf

Na•jaf

Pronunciation: (naj'af), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in central Iraq: holy city of the Shi&ain;ites; shrine contains tomb of Ali (a.d. c600–661), founder of the Shi&ain;ite sect. 134,027.
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