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1. Historical introduction

This entry refers to modern-day Jordan, as established in 1921 by the British. Initially it was a princedom designated to Emir (‘prince’), later King, Abdullah. During that stage, between 1921 and 1946, it was known as Trans-Jordan. It was also called ‘the East Bank’, referring to the River Jordan. The second stage began after the annexation of the Palestinian territories, or ‘the West Bank’, that were left unoccupied…

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Mohammed Sawaie, “Jordan”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0064>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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