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vilayet

[vee-lah-yet] /ˌvi lɑˈyɛt/
noun
1.
a province or main administrative division of Turkey.
Also, eyalet.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Turkish < Arabic wilāyah
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vilayet

/vɪˈlɑːjɛt/
noun
1.
a major administrative division of Turkey
Word Origin
C19: from Turkish, from Arabic wilāyat, from walīy governor
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