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 (trăns′jôr′dn, trănz′-)
See Jordan.

Trans′jor·da′ni·an (-jôr-dā′nē-ən) adj. & n.
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(trænsˈdʒɔr dn, trænz-)

an area E of the Jordan River, in SW Asia: a British mandate (1921–23); an emirate (1923–49); now the major part of the kingdom of Jordan.
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After they were defeated during the First World War, Britain and France split Jordan and the surrounding regions under the Sykes-Picot Agreement, which saw France occupy Syria and Lebanon, the British take over Palestine, Iraq and what would soon be called the Emirate of Transjordan. On 25th May, 1946, Jordan became an independent nation and was accepted as a member of the United Nations in 1955.
The Parade is an annual national military spectacle, inspired by a tradition that dates back to the establishment of the Emirate of Transjordan, reflecting discipline and precision through well-coordinated marches.
Eastern Jordan was also formerly Palestinian territory itself - it had been annexed by the British in 1921 and made the Emirate of Transjordan, the precursor to the present Hashemite monarchy.
As political turmoil engulfed Syria and Iraq between the two great wars, the small emirate of Transjordan survived against all odds.
Western Europeans called the eastern Mediterranean world "the Orient." This included exotic lands such as Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan (or the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan or the Emirate of Transjordan) and beyond.
The people of East Jordan have the right to say that the land (was) our land, but since Prince Abdullah and the Emirate of Transjordan, many Syrians, Circassians and Palestinians came to the country, and recently, Iraqis as well.
In 1922, the British divided the mandate by establishing the semiautonomous Emirate of Transjordan, ruled by the Hashemite Prince Abdullah, while continuing the administration of Palestine under a British High Commissioner.