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Etymologically an emirate or amirate (Arabic: إمارة Imarah, plural: إمارات Imarat) is the quality, dignity, office or territorial competence of any Emir (prince, governor etc.). The Arabic language ( ), or simply Arabic ( ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Entrance to the emirs palace in Bukhara. ...

As monarchies

Generally speaking, an emirate designates a political territory that is ruled by a dynastic Islamic Monarch styled emir (see that article). As most emirates have either disappeared, been integrated in a larger modern state or changed their rulers' styles, e.g. to Malik (Arabic for King) or Sultan, such true emirate-states have become rare. Entrance to the emirs palace in Bukhara. ... Malik (ملك) is a word that means king in Arabic, also adopted in various other oriental languages, also in derived meanings. ... The Sultan in Disneys Aladdin A Sultan (Arabic: سلطان) is an Islamic title, with several historical meanings. ...

An example of this use persists in the United Arab Emirates, a federal nation that comprises seven federal emirates, each administered by a hereditary emir, these seven forming the electoral college for the federation's President and PM. An electoral college is a set of electors who are empowered as a deliberative body to elect someone to a particular office. ...

As provinces

Furthermore, in Arabic (usually styled Sheikh) of the royal family, as in Saudi Arabian governorates. The Arabic language ( ), or simply Arabic ( ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ...

List of former and integrated traditional emirates

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was the name given the nation of Afghanistan by the Taliban during their rule, from 1996 to 2001. ... area controlled by the Islamic Emirate of Waziristan shown in dark green The Islamic Emirate of Waziristan is rebel organization in Waziristan, Pakistan that gained de facto recognition from the Government of Pakistan on September 5, 2006 as a result of negotiations between Islamabad and local tribesmen to end the... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Arabic language subdivision terms
muhafazah (محافظة) | shabiyah (شعبية‎) | daïra (دائرة‎ ) | baladiyah (بلدية) | imarah (إمارة)
wilayah (ولاية) | liwa (لواء‎) | qadaa (قضاء) | mintaqah (منطقة) | mudiriya (مديرية‎) | nahiya (ناحية)

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