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Naib or NAIB may refer to:

Naib (نائب), the Arabic word meaning deputy or viceroy

As an acronym

Historical

  • Naib, the name given to the ruler of Massawa who acted as a viceroy to the Ottoman caliphate from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth century
  • Naib, a local leader in Dagestan, e.g. during Caucasian Imamate

Fiction

  • Naib, the title given to the leader of a Fremen community in Frank Herbert's science fiction Dune universe

Simple English

The word naib (نائب) is an Arabic word meaning someone who is second in command.

It may also mean:

In history

  • Naib, the name given to the rulers of Massawa, Africa who served the Ottoman Empire from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth century.
  • Naib, a local leader in Dagestan.

Fiction

  • Naib, the title given to the leader of Fremen (freemen) on the planet Arrakis in the science fiction Dune stories written by Frank Herbert. In the story the word "Naib" means servant.


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