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|Arabic to English translations [PRO]|
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|Arabic term or phrase: الشياخة|
|This is an administrative geographical division that appears in Egyptian birth certificates and identity documents. It often appears in the following title:|
الحي أو الشياخة
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Egyptian villages are divided into : Shiyakhat - Mashayekh شياخات - مشايخ
Each of these are headed by a Sheikh.
They are semi official divisions.
They are to villages what suburbs or districts are to a city.
This is what I know about Egyptian villages' divisions as I was also born in Egypt.
Other suggestions may include:
section, area, zone, quarter.
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Local time: 08:35
|Thank you very much for your help. Clearly, we did not reach a concensus on what exactly is a shiyakhah, but the term "locality" carries much less risk than sub-district. Locality is conveniently ambiguous as it can apply to both a rural division similar to a district, or to an urban sub-district. That is what I chose for my job, but I hope that one of us would eventually find a definitive answer.|
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use roman characters/letters
I grew up in Egypt and would love to help you out, but I do not know what font you are using. Try spelling it phonetically in Roman (english) letters.
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +2
"SHIYAKHA" is the rural equivalent of "HAYY." They both mean the same thing.
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