A nāḥiyah (Arabic: نَاحَيِة[ˈnaːħijah], plural nawāḥī نَوَاحِي [naˈwaːħiː]), or nahia, is a regional or local type of administrative division that usually consists of a number of villages or sometimes smaller towns. In Tajikistan, it is a second-level division while in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Xinjiang, and the former Ottoman Empire, where it was also called a bucak, it is a third-level or lower division. It can constitute a division of a qadaa, mintaqah or other such district-type of division and is sometimes translated as "subdistrict".

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Arabic-speaking countriesEdit

Country Level above (Arabic) Level above (English) Main article
Syria mintaqah (formerly qadaa) district
Palestine Liwa' governorates Districts of Palestine
Iraq Qadaa district Subdistricts of Iraq
Lebanon
Jordan Liwa' governorate Nahias of Jordan

Turkic-speaking territoriesEdit

OtherEdit