vilayet

[vee-lah-yet]
Also eyalet.

Origin of vilayet

1865–70; < Turkish < Arabic wilāyah
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vilayet

noun
  1. a major administrative division of Turkey

Word Origin for vilayet

C19: from Turkish, from Arabic wilāyat, from walīy governor
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