Sheik vs Emirate - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between sheik and emirate
is that sheik
is the leader of an arab village, family or small tribe while emirate
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 country ruled by an emir.
The office of an emir.
* United Arab Emirates