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

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


Arab-speaking countries[edit]

Turkic-speaking territories[edit]