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Title: Nahiyah  
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Subject: Sanjak of Scutari, Al-Qaryatayn, Al-Qusayr, Syria, Al-Sanamayn, Aqrab
Collection: Arabic Words and Phrases, Subdivisions of the Ottoman Empire, Types of Country Subdivisions
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A nāḥiyah (Arabic: ناحية, plural nawāḥī نواحي ) or nahia is a regional or local type of administrative division that usually consists of a number of villages and/or sometimes smaller towns. In Tajikistan, it is a second-level division, while in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Xinjiang in China and the former Ottoman Empire – where it was also called a bucak – it is a third-level or lower division. It . As it can constitute a division of a qadaa, mintaqah or other such district-type of division, it is sometimes translated as "subdistrict".


  • Examples 1
    • Arab-speaking countries 1.1
    • Turkic-speaking territories 1.2
    • Other 1.3


Arab-speaking countries

Turkic-speaking territories


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