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nɪˈzɑm, -ˈzæm, naɪ-nizam

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  1. nizamnoun

    A native sovereign of Hyderabad, India.

  2. Etymology: ; ultimately from nazama, "arrange, govern".


  1. Nizam

    The Nizams were the rulers of Hyderabad from the 18th through the 20th century. Nizam of Hyderabad (Niẓām ul-Mulk, also known as Asaf Jah) was the title of the monarch of the Hyderabad State (as of 2023 divided between the state of Telangana, Marathwada region of Maharashtra and Kalyana-Karnataka region of Karnataka). Nizam, shortened from Nizam-ul-Mulk, meaning Administrator of the Realm, was the title inherited by Asaf Jah I. He was the former Naib (suzerain) of the Great Mughal in the Deccan, the premier courtier of Mughal India until 1724, the founding of an independent monarchy as the "Nizam of Hyderabad". The Asaf Jahi dynasty was founded by Mir Qamar-ud-Din Siddiqi (Asaf Jah I), who served as a Naib of the Deccan sultanates under the Mughal Empire from 1713 to 1721. He intermittently ruled the region after Emperor Aurangzeb's death in 1707. In 1724 Mughal control weakened, and Asaf Jah became virtually independent of the Mughal Empire; Hyderabad would then become a tributary of the Maratha Confederacy, losing a series of battles through the 18th century.When the English East India Company achieved paramountcy over the Indian subcontinent, they allowed the Nizams to continue to rule their princely states as client kings. The Nizams retained internal power over Hyderabad State until 17 September 1948, when Hyderabad was integrated into the new Indian Union. The Asaf Jah dynasty had only seven rulers; however there was a period of 13 unstable years after the rule of the first Nizam when two of his sons (Nasir Jung,and Salabath Jung) and grandson Muzafur Jung ruled. They were never officially recognised as rulers. The seventh and last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, fell from power when India annexed Hyderabad in 1948 in Operation Polo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nizamnoun

    the title of the native sovereigns of Hyderabad, in India, since 1719

  2. Etymology: [Turk. nizm.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nizam

    ni-zam′, n. the title of the sovereign of Hyderabad in India, first used in 1713: sing. and pl. the Turkish regulars, or one of them. [Hind., contr. of Nizam-ul-Mulk=Regulator of the state.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nizam

    the name given to a viceroy or administrator of justice in the Mogul Empire of India.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. NIZAM

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nizam is ranked #66164 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Nizam surname appeared 299 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Nizam.

    56.5% or 169 total occurrences were Asian.
    34.7% or 104 total occurrences were White.
    3.3% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 7 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nizam in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nizam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Nizam in a Sentence

  1. S. J. Perelman:

    The waiters' eyes sparkled and their pencils flew as she proceeded to eviscerate my wallet – paté, Whitstable oysters, a sole, and a favorite salad of the Nizam of Hyderabad made of shredded five-pound notes.

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