noun /ˈsanʤak/
An administrative region under the Ottoman Empire, a subdivision of a vilayet.

This lymphatic monster had once blocked the distinguished pharynx of Lord Blatherard Osmo, who at the time occupied the Novy Pazar desk at the Foreign Office, an obscure penance for the previous century of British policy on the Eastern Question, for on this obscure sanjak had once hinged the entire fate of Europe.

See Also: sanjakbeg

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  • Sanjak — and Sandjak (other variants: sinjaq, sanjaq) are the most common English transcriptions of the Turkish word sancak , which literally means a banner, flag . [ [ Sanjak entry] ] In Arabic… …   Wikipedia

  • Sanjak — San jak, n. [Turk. sanj[=a]g.] A district or a subvision of a vilayet. [Turkey] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sanjak — Ein Sandschak (türk. Sancak, serb. Sandžak, arab. Transkription im Englischen: Sanjak, türk. Originalbedeutung „Fahne“) war im Osmanischen Reich eine Unterabteilung in der Provinzialverwaltung. Der Sandschak hat seinen Namen vom Feldzeichen der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sanjak —   n. division of a vilayet.    ♦ sanjakbeg,    ♦ sanjakbey, n. governor of sanjak …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sanjak — /sahn jak /, n. (in Turkey) one of the administrative districts into which a vilayet is divided. [1530 40; < Turk sancak district (lit., flag, standard)] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sanjak — ♦ An Ottoman province, a subdivision of a beglerbeglik. (Fine, John V.A. Jr. The Late Medieval Balkans, 626) …   Medieval glossary

  • sanjak — san·jak …   English syllables

  • sanjak — sanˈjak, ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: earlier sangiac, from Turkish sancàk, literally, flag, standard : a district or subdivision of a vilayet compare mutessarif …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sanjak of Albania — sanjak of the Ottoman Empire …   Wikipedia

  • Sanjak de Smederevo — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Sanjak de Smederevo (Pashaluk de Belgrado) en 1791 El Sanjak de Smederevo Serbio: Smederevski sandžak o Смедеревски санџак, Turco: Semendire Sancağı), también conocido como el Bajalato de Belgrado, fue una unión… …   Wikipedia Español

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