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Nahiya

For the administrative unit also known as a nahiye in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, see Bucak (administrative unit).

Nāḥiyah (Arabic: ناحية[ˈnæːħijæ]; pl. Nawāḥī نواحي [næˈwæːħiː]) is a name for a third-level administrative unit in Syria and Iraq, and for lower levels in Lebanon, Jordan, and the former Ottoman Empire, where it was interchangeably referred to as a bucak. In Tajikistan it is on the 2nd level. In Xinjiang of PRC, it is 3rd level.

A Nahiyah contains a number of villages and sometimes smaller towns. It constitutes a division of a qadaa or mintaqah (district). Nahiya can be translated as subdistrict.

Arab speaking
Turkic speaking


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