Shahs

Usually refers to the sovereigns of Iran or Persia. The term may also refer to a ruler of Afghanistan prior to the downfall of the monarchy in 1973. It is sometimes used to refer to rulers of other countries of central and southern Asia, or to the hereditary governors and heads of Sufi orders.

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shah's
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khshayathiya
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Usually refers to the sovereigns of Iran or Persia. The term may also refer to a ruler of Afghanistan prior to the downfall of the monarchy in 1973. It is sometimes used to refer to rulers of other countries of central and southern Asia, or to the hereditary governors and heads of Sufi orders.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300258669. The J. Paul Getty Trust.