vilayet

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Etymology[edit]

Turkish vilayet, from Arabic ولاية (wilāyah). [1]

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vilayet (plural vilayets)

  1. One of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "vilayet." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.