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For further information on the forties and sevens in both Sunni and Shiˀi Islam, look at the Abdal, for example at


The hymn would appear to have references to Alevism; Alevis are the second largest belief community in Turkey. However language, belief and ethnic background is not registered in the national census therefore, it is not possible to have official statistics about the number of Alevis. On the basis of reliable academic research, the population of Alevis is ...

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