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Sheikh (also spelled Sheik, Shaykh, Shaikh or Sheikh) is an Arabic word meaning the elder of a tribe, a lord, a revered old man, or an Islamic scholar.
Sheikh or Shaikh may also refer to:
- Sheikh (Sufism), a Sufi leader
- Shaikhs and Sheikhs in South Asia, a social and ethnic grouping in South Asia
- Kashmiri Shaikhs, a large Kashmiri clan
- Gujarati Shaikh, a Muslim community found in the state of Gujarat
- Punjabi Shaikhs, a community found in Punjab consisting of Muslim converts from the Brahmins, Rajputs, and Khatris castes
- Rajasthani Shaikh, a Muslim community found in the state of Rajasthan
- Shaikh of Bihar
- Shaikh of Uttar Pradesh
- Sindhi Shaikhs, a community found in Sindh consisting Muslim converts from the Lohana caste
Other uses 
- Sheekh, a town in the northwestern Togdheer region of Somalia
- Sheykh, Golestan, a village in Iran
- Sheykh, Khuzestan, a village in Iran
- Sheykh, North Khorasan, a village in Iran
- Sheik Yerbouti, an album released by Frank Zappa
- "Sheik", a song on ZZ Top's album Tres Hombres
- Sheik, an alter ego of Princess Zelda from the video game franchise, The Legend of Zelda.
See also 
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