Emirate

An emirate is a political territory that is ruled by an emir, a dynastic Arab Monarch.[1] The word emirate or amirate comes from Arabic: إمارة‎, Imaarah ; plural: إمارات, Imaraat. The United Arab Emirates is a federal state of seven federal emirates, each administered by a hereditary emir, these seven elect the federation's President and Prime Minister. Most emirates have either disappeared or become part of a larger modern state, some changed their rulers' title, e.g. to Malik (Arabic for King) or Sultan. Therefore true emirate-states have become rare.

In Arabic the term can be generalized to mean any province of a country that is administered by a member of the ruling class, especially of a member of the royal family, as in Saudi Arabian governorates.[2]

Other Languages
العربية: إمارة
asturianu: Emiratu
azərbaycanca: Əmirlik
বাংলা: আমিরাত
башҡортса: Әмирлек
беларуская: Эмірат
български: Емирство
brezhoneg: Emirelezh
català: Emirat
čeština: Emirát
Deutsch: Emirat
eesti: Emiraat
Ελληνικά: Εμιράτο
English: Emirate
español: Emirato
Esperanto: Emirlando
euskara: Emirerri
فارسی: امارت
français: Émirat
galego: Emirato
한국어: 토후국
հայերեն: Էմիրություն
हिन्दी: अमीरात
hrvatski: Emirat
Ido: Emirio
Bahasa Indonesia: Keamiran
íslenska: Emírat
italiano: Emirato
עברית: אמירות
Kiswahili: Emirati
lietuvių: Emyratas
македонски: Емират
მარგალური: საამირო
Bahasa Melayu: Amiriah
Nederlands: Emiraat
日本語: 首長国
norsk: Emirat
occitan: Emirat
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਇਮਰਾਤ
polski: Emirat
português: Emirado
română: Emirat
русский: Эмират
Scots: Emirate
sicilianu: Emiratu
slovenčina: Emirát
slovenščina: Emirat
српски / srpski: Емират
suomi: Emiraatti
svenska: Emirat
Tagalog: Emirado
татарча/tatarça: Әмирлек
тоҷикӣ: Аморат
українська: Емірат
اردو: امارت
Tiếng Việt: Emirate
中文: 酋长国
Lingua Franca Nova: Amiria