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aldermanry the district or ward of an alderman.
archduchy the territory of an archduke or archduchess.
arrondissement (Fr.) the largest subdivision of a French department.
banlieue (Fr.) a suburb.
beylic (Turkish) the territory ruled by a bey.
beylik (Turkish) the territory ruled by a bey.
borderland territory at or near a border.
borough an incorporated town.
canton a division of territory eg in Switzerland; (verb) to divide into cantons.
cantonal of or pertaining to a canton or cantons.
cantonise to divide (a town etc) into separate regions according to the religion or ethnic origins of the inhabitants.
cantonize to divide (a town etc) into separate regions according to the religion or ethnic origins of the inhabitants.
cantred (Welsh) a district comprising a hundred villages, as in Wales.
cantref (Welsh) a district comprising a hundred villages, as in Wales.
chapelry the territorial district legally assigned to a chapel.
colonial belong to a colony (noun) a member of a colony
colonise to plant or establish a colony or colonies in.
coloniser one who colonises.
colonize to plant or establish a colony or colonies in.
colonizer one who colonizes.
colony a group of emigrants living in a new land.
commonwealth the public or whole body of the people.
commot (Hist.) a subdivision of a cantred.
commote (Hist.) a subdivision of a cantred.
country the territory of a nation.
county an administrative division of a state.
crownland a large administrative district of the former Austro-Hungarian empire.
decolonisation the act of decolonising.
decolonise to release from being a colony, grant independence to.
decolonization the act of decolonizing.
decolonize to release from being a colony, grant independence to.
deme (Greek) a territorial subdivision of Attica (also of modern Greece), corresponding to a township.
demicanton one of two parts of certain Swiss cantons.
despotat a territory governed by a despot.
despotate a territory governed by a despot.
disannex to disunite; to undo or repeal the annexation of.
district an area or region; (verb) to divide into districts.
domain an area of control.
domainal of or relating to a domain or to domains.
domanial of or relating to a domain or to domains.
duchy the territory ruled by a duke.
dukedom the realm of a duke.
empery wide dominion, empire.
empire a major political unit.
encomendero the commander of an encomienda.
encomienda (Spanish) a commandery or commander's district.
eparchate the province or diocese of an eparch.
eparchial having an eparch, in ancient Greece, the governor or prefect of a province.
eparchy an administrative subdivision of Greece; a diocese in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
euroland the area formed by the countries using the euro.
eurozone the area formed by the countries using the euro.
exclave a portion of a country separated from the main part and constituting an enclave in respect to the surrounding territory.
eyalet (Turkish) a province in the former Ottoman Empire, a vilayet.
gau a German political district of the Nazi regime.
guberniya (Russian) a territorial division of imperial Russia.
hapu (Maori) a subtribe.
hexarchy a group of six allied but independent states.
hyperpower a state that is vastly stronger than any potential rival.
imamate (Arabic) the office of an imam; the territory under the jurisdiction of an imam.
imperium (Lat.) empire.
intrastate existing or occurring within a state.
irredenta (Ital.) a region containing people ethnically related to the inhabitants of one State but politically subject to another.
irridenta (Ital.) a region containing people ethnically related to the inhabitants of one State but politically subject to another.
iwi (Maori) a tribe.
kingdom the area ruled by a king.
kingdomed (Shakesp.) having a kingdom or the dignity of a king.
krai (Russian) an administrative district in Russia.
kray (Russian) an administrative district in Russia.
lebensraum (Ger.) room to live (and, if necessary, expand); specif territory claimed as necessary for economic growth (as by the Nazis).
marchland a borderland.
micronation an entity that resembles an independent nation or state but which is unrecognized by world governments or major international organisations.
microstate a tiny country.
ministate a small state.
motherland a country regarded as a place of origin (as of an idea or a movement).
multistate extending over, relating to, or involving a number of the states of a union, federation.
municipality a primarily urban political unit having corporate status and usually powers of self-government.
nationhood the state of being a nation.
nationless without a nation.
nomarchy (Greek) a nome, a province or department, of modern Greece.
nome (Greek) a province or department esp in ancient Greece.
nomos (Greek) a province or department, esp in ancient Greece.
oblast (Russian) a political subdivision of a republic in the former USSR.
outland an outlying land or territory.
pachalic (Turkish) the jurisdiction of a pasha.
palatinate the province or seigniory of a palatine.
palsgravine the domain of a palsgrave, a count palatine.
pargana (Hindi) a division of an administrative district or zillah in India.
pashalik (Turkish) the jurisdiction of a pasha.
pentapolis an alliance of five cities.
pentapolitan relating to a pentapolis, an alliance of five cities.
pergunnah (Hindi) a division of an administrative district or zillah in India.
petrostate a small oil-rich country in which institutions are weak and wealth and power are concentrated in the hands of the few.
phyle (Greek) in ancient Greece, a tribe or division of the people of a state into local clans.
polis (Greek) an ancient Greek city state (coll.) the police
princedom the realm or authority of a prince.
protectorate an area governed by a protector.
protectorial of or like a protectorate.
province an administrative division of a country.
realm a kingdom.
reame (Spenser) a realm.
sanjak (Turkish) a district or a subvision of a vilayet, one of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire.
semicolony a semicolonial state.
shahdom (Persian) the domain of a shah.
sheading an administrative division on the Isle of Man.
sheikdom the domain of a sheik.
sheikhdom the domain of a sheikh.
shire a territorial division of Great Britain; (verb) to refresh.
sircar (Urdu) the state or government; the authorities.
starosty (Russian) a castle and domain conferred on a starosta, a Polish nobleman, for life.
statehood the status of a state.
statelet a small state.
stewartry (Scots) a former territorial division of Scotland (abolished in 1747) under the jurisdiction of a steward; now only in The Stewartry, the Kirkcudbright district of Galloway.
suba (Hindi) a province of the Mogul empire.
subah (Hindi) a province of the Mogul empire.
subarea a subdivision of an area.
subcolony a subordinate colony.
subcounty a part of a county.
subdistrict a subdivision of a district.
subregion part of a region.
supernation an aggregate of nations.
superstate a state or organization having governing power over subordinate states.
tahsil (Hindi) in India, a division of a district for revenue and certain other purposes.
tehsil (Hindi) in India, a division of a district for revenue and certain other purposes.
territoried having territory.
territory possessions in land; the whole, or a portion, of the land belonging to a state.
tetrarchate the fourth part of a province, a tetrarchy.
thenage the district in which a thane anciently had jurisdiction.
toparchy the territory of a toparch.
tristate pertaining to an area made up of three adjoining states.
trithing one of three ancient divisions of a county in England.
trizonal relating to a trizone, a country formed of three zones.
trizone a country formed of three zones, spec. the area of West Germany occupied by British, French and Americans after World War II.
underkingdom a subkingdom.
vilayet (Turkish) one of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire.
volost (Russian) a local government district in Russia.
wapentake (OE) an archaic subdivision of certain counties.
zila (Hist.) (Hindi) an administrative district in India.
zilla (Hindi) an administrative district in India.
zillah (Hindi) an administrative district in India.