(in Turkey) one of the administrative districts into which a vilayet is divided.

Origin of sanjak

First recorded in 1530–40, sanjak is from the Turkish word sancak district (literally, flag, standard) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(in the Turkish Empire) a subdivision of a vilayet

Word Origin for sanjak

C16: from Turkish sancàk, literally: a flag
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