Hoca

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Hoca is the Turkish spelling of the Persian word Khawaja, used as a title, given name or surname. It may refer to:

  • Adnan Hoca or Adnan Oktar (born 1956), also known as Harun Yahya, author and Islamic creationist
  • Dhindji Hoca (died 1648), Ottoman spiritualist
  • İskilipli Âtıf Hoca (1875–1926), Turkish Islamic scholar
  • Hoca Ali Riza (1858–1939), Turkish painter
  • Hoca Celebi or Ebussuud Efendi (1490–1574), Hanafi Ottoman jurist and Qur'an exegete
  • Hoca Niyaz or Hoja-Niyaz, Uyghur independence movement leader who led several rebellions in Xinjiang
  • Hoca Sadüddin Efendi (1536–1599), Ottoman scholar, official, historian, a teacher of Ottoman sultan Murad III
  • Hoca Sefer, captain, who was in charge of pro-Ottoman forces in Gujarat in the first half of the 15th century
  • Nasreddin Hoca or Nasreddin, Seljuq satirical Sufi figure (around 13th century)

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