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A nāḥiyah (Arabic : نَاحَيِة [ˈnaːħijah] , plural nawāḥīنَوَاحِي [naˈwaːħiː] ), or nahia, is a regional or local type of administrative division that usually consists of a number of villages or sometimes smaller towns. In Tajikistan, it is a second-level division while in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Xinjiang, and the former Ottoman Empire, where it was also called a bucak , it is a third-level or lower division. It can constitute a division of a qadaa , mintaqah or other such district-type of division and is sometimes translated as "subdistrict".
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|Iraq||Qadaa||district||Subdistricts of Iraq|
|Jordan||Liwa'||governorate||Nahias of Jordan|
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