Sheik vs Emir - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between sheik and emir
is that sheik
is the leader of an arab village, family or small tribe while emir
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The leader of an Arab village, family or small tribe.
An Islamic religious clergy; the leader of an Islamic religious order.
(some Arab Gulf countries)
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(slang) An Arab, especially one dressed in traditional clothing.
- When your last natural tooth goes, the time when you can kid yourself that you're a Hollywood sheik , is definitely at an end.
The use for a religious leader is colloquial as a means of respect. There is no official title.
a prince, commander or other leader or ruler in an Islamic nation.
a descendant of the prophet Muhammad.