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Sunni, followers of the majority branch of Islam, as distinct from the Shi'te. The term refers to the tradition (Sunna) of the prophet Muhammad. About 85% of the world's Muslims are Sunni, considered the orthodox or traditionalists. Within the Sunni currently, there are four recognized schools of Islamic law and ritual: Hamafi, Maliki, Shafi, and Hambali.

See also: Islam; Shi'te.

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