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SIRDAR, or SARDAR (Persian sardar, meaning a leader or officer), a title applied to native nobles in India, e.g. the sirdars of the Deccan. Sirdar Bahadur is an Indian military distinction ; and Sirdar is now the official title of the commander-in-chief of the Egyptian army.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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