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A naib is a leader of the fictional Fremen people in the Dune Universe novels by Frank Herbert. Jump to: navigation, search The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science-fiction novels. ... Frank Herbert Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically and commercially successful American science fiction author. ...

A naib is the head of a sietch. He decides what the people in the sietch will do (sending patrols, collecting spice, moving to a new place, etc.) and leads the sietch men into battle. Also, every new naib makes a ceremony in which he swears he will never fall alive into the enemy's hands. A sietch is a Fremen desert settlement in the Dune stories. ... Melange is the name of the fictional spice drug that is central to the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ...


The word naib (نائب) is actually Arabic for prophet. Jump to: navigation, search Etymology is the study of the origins of words. ... Arabic (العربية al-arabiyyah, or less formally arabi) 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. ... In numerous religions, including Abrahamic religions, Jah religions, Sikhism, and many forms of Paganism, a prophet is an intermediary with a deity, particularly someone who claims to speak for the deity or interprets the deitys will or mind. ...

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Naib Dhartha had dark eyebrows and jet-fl hair bound into a ponytail by a dull metal ring.
The Naib glared down as if daring Selim to throw the stone, because the Zensunni would respond with a pummeling barrage of large rocks.
Selim made a pact with himself and with Buddallah that he would not be defeated, not by Naib Dhartha and not by this desert demon.
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