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1. the sovereign of a Muslim country, esp of the former Ottoman Empire
2. an arbitrary ruler; despot
3. a small domestic fowl with a white crest and heavily feathered legs and feet: originated in Turkey



the title of a sovereign in Muslim countries. The title of sultan was used in Turkey until 1922, and in Morocco until 1957. Sultans ruled Egypt from the 13th to 16th centuries and from 1914 to 1922. The title is now held by major feudal lords in the Muslim countries of western Africa, by the rulers of Masqat and Oman, and by some tribal chiefs in southern Arabia.

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Jumbe says that IOM workers begin calling and gathering those wishing to evacuate only when the ship approaches the port over high threats for their security.
Furthermore, Jumbe (2004) also found bi--directional causality between energy demand and gross domestic product in Malawi using the error correction test.
The Samaras example was not unique.(42) When the recruiter Georgiades demanded 60 people for railway construction and grain transport from jumbe Makulla near Singida, alleging that it was the order of the district office, Makulla sent messengers to the boma for verification.(43) When he discovered that the recruiter had lied, no workers were provided.
Disaffected by both the mission and the administration, both of which had denied them the respect and status which they felt was their due, Nkuya's children and their supporters retrospectively promoted Semnkai to the position of "paramount chief" of the Bondei and claimed that as the descendants of Semnkai, and as "pure" Bondei, their family were the rightful jumbe mkuus of Muheza.
[20.] Mamiro PS, Nyagaya M, Kimani P, Mamiro DP, Jumbe T, Macha J and B Chove Similarities in functional attributes and nutritional effects of magadi soda and bean debris-ash used in cooking African traditional dishes.
Due to educated people's understanding of the importance of conserving forests, they are more likely to participate in the programme themselves and, therefore, motivate other villagers to participate as well (Jumbe and Angelsen 2007).
President Peter Mutharika is reportedly hiring New Labour Party President Friday Jumbe as its CEO.
The former approach uses cross-section, time series and panel data methods to obtain theoretically consistent estimates of electricity demand [see for example, Kraft and Kraft (1978); Dubin and McFadden (1984); Jumbe (2004); Yoo (2006); Jamil and Ahmad (2010); Ahmad, et al.
Our team is in touch with the family and is trying to arrange its transportation to the port," IOM spokesman Jumbe Omari Jumbe is quoted as saying.
According to the press spokperson of the IOM Jumbe Omari Jumbe, some 370
They include former president, Bakili Muluzi; the former mayor of Blantyre, John Chikakwiya; former chief executive of the national bus company, Humphrey Mvula; former finance minister, Friday Jumbe; and former education minister, Yusufu Mwawa.
(16.) Jumbe N, Louie A, Leafy R, Liu W, Deziel MR, Tam VH, et al.