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Definition of Diwan

Diwan Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
Australian Post Codes
Locality : DIWAN
State: QLD
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QLD -16.18458 145.42444 4873
Diwan Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Dewan, Diwaan or Divan may refer to:

  • The Persian word Dêwân or Dîvân (دیوان), with a range of meanings:
    • Book
      • The Diwan or Girgam, a record of the Kanem Empire
      • Diwan (poetry), a collection of Persian, Arabic, or Urdu poetry
        • hence, Diwani, a calligraphic variety of the Arabic script
        • Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi by Rumi
        • Goethe's West-östlicher Diwan
        • Diwan (Nasir Khusraw) by Nasir Khusraw
    • Divan, a high governmental body in many Islamic states
      • Divan-ı Hümayun, the government council of the Ottoman Empire
      • Diwan-khane, guest house of the tribal chieftain in the tribal Middle Eastern, Arab, Persian, or Kurdish society
      • Divan (Mughal architecture), type of audience hall in Mughal palaces
      • Diwan (title) (dewan or divan), a number of Middle Eastern titles used in various languages for high officials, especially of cabinet rank, or as a rank of high nobility in South Asia
        • List of Diwans of Mysore
        • Diwan Mohanlal, a Diwan of Siraj Ud Daulah, the Nawab of Bengal at Murshidabad
        • ad hoc Divan (Romanian history)
      • Chief Khalsa Diwan, a Sikh religious organization
    • West-Eastern Divan, youth orchestra uniting musicians from countries in the Middle East
    • Divan (furniture), a kind of couch
      • A box-spring or divan bed
    • Divan, traditional festival of the Bunjevci people in Hungary
  • Diwan, Clan of Pathan ancient land lord, inhabiting in Kaimur District of Bihar
  • Diwan, a Breton word, meaning "germination"
    • Diwan (school) is a federation of schools teaching in Breton language in Brittany
  • as a surname
    • Muneeb Diwan (born 1972), Canadian cricket player. He is a right-handed batsman.
    • Diwan Bahadur
  • as a first name
    • Divan is a male first name, very popular in South Africa. Titles and proper names:
  • Diwan College of Management
  • Diwân, a 1998 album by Rachid Taha
  • Diwan 2, a 2006 album by Rachid Taha
  • Diwan (film), a 2003 Tamil film
  • Chicken Divan, a type of casserole
In popular culture:
  • Diwan, a secondary antagonist in the anime series Skyland

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Diwân is a studio album released in 1998 by Franco-Algerian raï artist Rachid Taha. In contrast to his earlier releases, Diwân contains less rock and punk music, and features more traditional Arabic instruments. Many of the songs are about the founding fathers of raï music, and the lyrics are in Arabic and French.

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Diwan Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. a Muslim council of state
(synonym) divan
(hypernym) privy council
2. a collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author)
(synonym) divan
(hypernym) anthology
3. a Muslim council chamber or law court
(synonym) divan
(hypernym) boardroom, council chamber