vilayet

vilayet

[vee-lah-yet]
noun
a province or main administrative division of Turkey.
Also, eyalet.


Origin:
1865–70; < Turkish < Arabic wilāyah

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vilayet (vɪˈlɑːjɛt)
 
n
a major administrative division of Turkey
 
[C19: from Turkish, from Arabic wilāyat, from walīy governor]

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