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As an emirate ( Arabic إمارة, imāra , plural imārāt ) denotes the domain of an emir . Historically, an emirate is a province administered by a prince . Today, however, there are also Emirates that are sovereign states. A region of Saudi Arabia that is subordinate to an emir is also called an emirate. In Arabic , the term generally refers to a part of the country that is under the control of the ruling class.

The Turkish equivalent is Beylik . The old Turkish title Bey corresponds to an emir .

Historic Emirates

Today's Emirates

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Tayyib Gökbilgin, R. Le Tourneau Beylik in Encyclopaedia of Islam
  2. A list of the traditional states still existing on Nigerian soil today, the rulers of which largely refer to themselves as emir, can be found here: http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Nigeria_native.html
  3. See Michael Kemper: "Jihadism: The Discourse of the Caucasus Emirates" in Alfrid K. Bustanov and Michael Kemper (eds.): Islamic Authority and the Russian Language: Studies on Texts from European Russia, the North Caucasus and West Sibiria . Pegasus, Amsterdam, 2012. pp. 265-293. Here pp. 271, 287.