sanjak

sanjak

[sahn-jak]
noun
(in Turkey) one of the administrative districts into which a vilayet is divided.

Origin:
1530–40; < Turkish sancak district (literally, flag, standard)

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sanjak (ˈsændʒæk)
 
n
(in the Turkish Empire) a subdivision of a vilayet
 
[C16: from Turkish sancàk, literally: a flag]

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