- a province in the Mogul empire
- another word for subadar
C18: via Urdu and Persian from Arabic sūba province
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Examples from the Web for subah
Calcutta retaken by the English and permitted to be fortified by the subah.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
The Subah pays only 12,000 rupees a-year, and about 3000 rupees as Rajangka.An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal
Fancis Buchanan Hamilton
When he comes in, he says, Subah koom bil khire, "Your morning in goodness."The Women of the Arabs
Henry Harris Jessup
So that we may have the Subah making common cause with the French to crush us.
The place is full of them--spies of the Subah, and of the French too.