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na·wab

 (nə-wŏb′)
n.
See nabob.

nawab

(nəˈwɑːb)
n
(Historical Terms) (formerly) a Muslim ruling prince or powerful landowner in India. Also called: nabob
[C18: from Hindi nawwāb, from Arabic nuwwāb, plural of na'ib viceroy, governor]

na•wab

(nəˈwɒb, -ˈwɔb)

n.
a provincial governor in Mogul India.
[1750–60; < Urdu nawwāb < Arabic nuwwāb, pl. of nā'ib deputy, viceroy]
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Noun1.nawab - a governor in India during the Mogul empirenawab - a governor in India during the Mogul empire
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
governor - the head of a state government
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Iftikhar Ali Khan was born at Pataudi House in Delhi, into the family of the Nawabs of Pataudi, a small non-salute princely state near Delhi, located in the present-day Indian state of Haryana.
Both Raees Karamullah and MPA Nawab Chandio belong to the Pakistan Peoples Party but the Raees family believes the party was protecting the Nawabs in the case as the police were not laying hands on them.
A large opening in the centre of the front range formed a beautiful valley and at the entrance of the valley sat the city of Junagadh, its low walls nearly hidden by the Asiatic land where the Nawabs preserved the much-famed wildlife.
He asked Nawabs, Sardars of all tribes and other people to take such a decision to stop such dirty act.
He was considered one of the most highly educated Nawabs of the province.
Lucknow, May 10 (ANI): Not many people today may have an idea how banking system, which also existed during the era of Nawabs, functioned and maintained its' routine transactions.
Although the territory they ruled over in northern India (today's Uttar Pradesh), could not match the size of the Mughal raj at its height, the nawabs inherited and attracted many of the arts and artists that had illumined the Delhi and Agra courts.
Both he and MPA Nawab Chandio belong to the Pakistan Peoples Party but the Raees family believed the party was protecting the Nawabs in the murderous attack case as the police were not laying hands on them.
Bugti became Nawab when he was just 12-year-old and he was considered one of the higher eduicated nawabs of the province.
The Committee also gave the assurance to the Nawabs that Ministry of SAFRON would plead all cases if filed by any one against them, the statement added.
Each year Nawabs of Junagadh commemorated the 9th of November as a Black Day for as on this day Indian Army forcibly capture the Junagadh State .
QUETTA, December 07, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Khan Raisani has said extremists had been attacking Baloch Nawabs and tribal chieftains to push Baloch people to tribal war and anarchy like situation.