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Academic titles

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Military titles

Military ranks are used before names.

Ranks of other organizations

The names of police officers may be preceded by a title such as "Officer" or by their rank.

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Unofficial use

Some titles are used to show one's role or position in a society or organization.

Some titles are used in English to refer to the position of people in foreign political systems

Non-English speaking areas

Default titles in other languages

French German Dutch Spanish Hindi
Male Monsieur Herr Meneer Señor Śrīmān/Śrī
Female Madame Frau Mevrouw Señora Śrīmatī
Unmarried female Mademoiselle Fräulein Juffrouw/Mejuffrouw Señorita Suśrī

Academic

Religious

Honorary titles

Rulers

Historical titles for heads of state

The following are no longer officially in use, though some may be claimed by former regnal dynasties.

Appointed
Elected or popularly declared
Hereditary

When a difference exists below, male titles are placed to the left and female titles are placed to the right of the slash.

  • Asia
    • Arasan/Arasi – Tamil Nadu (India), Sri Lanka
    • Bayin – The title given to the king of pre colonial Burma
    • Phrabat Somdej PhrachaoyuhuaKing of Thailand (Siam), the title literally means "The feet of the Greatest Lord who is on the heads (of his subjects)" (This royal title does not refer directly to the king himself but to his feet, according to traditions.)
    • Druk Gyalpo — hereditary title given to the king of Bhutan
    • Chakrawarti Raja – India Sri Lanka
    • Chogyal — "Divine Ruler" — ruled Sikkim until 1975
    • Datu – pre-colonial Philippines
    • Engku or Ungku – Malaysia, to denote particular family lineage akin to royalty
    • Huángdì – Imperial China (Emperor)
      • Hwangje – Self-styled Korean "emperor"; states that unified Korea
      • Hoang De – Self-styled Vietnamese "emperor"; unified Vietnam
    • Meurah – Aceh before Islam
    • Patil - meaning "head" or "chief" is an Indian title.The Patil is in effect the ruler of this territory as he was entitled to the revenues collected therefrom.
    • Maha raja/feminine form is Maharani – Emperor, Empress India, Sri Lanka
      • Racha – Thailand, same meaning as Raja
      • Raja – pre-colonial Philippines
      • RajaMalaysia, Raja denotes royalty in Perak and certain Selangor royal family lineages, is roughly equivalent to Prince or Princess
      • Raja – Nepal King
      • Rani – Nepali Queen
      • Hari – Filipino title for king
    • Patabenda – Sub- king Sri lanka
    • Preah Karuna Preah Bat Sâmdech Preah BâromneathKing of Cambodia Khmer, the title literally means "The feet of the Greatest Lord who is on the heads (of his subjects)" (This royal title doesn't refer directly to the king himself but to his feet, according to traditions.)
    • Qaghan – Central Asian Tribes
    • SaophaShan, king of Shan, today as a part of Myanmar
    • Susuhanan – the Indonesian princely state of Surakarta until its abolition
    • Shahinshah or Padshah or Badshah- Persian/Iranian "King of Kings" or Persian rulers in Hindustan(India)
      • Shah – Persian/Iranian and Afghanistan and Tajikistan King
    • Sheikh – Arabic traditional regional leader, principalities of (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE)
    • Sultan/Sultana – Arabic King (present Oman and former Ottoman Empire)
      • Aceh, Brunei, Java, Oman, Malaysia, Sultan is the title of seven (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Selangor, and Terengganu) of the nine rulers of the Malay states.
    • SyedIslamic World, descendants of the Islamic prophet Muhammad
    • Tennō or Mikado – Japan
    • TengkuMalaysia, Indonesia, Tengku (also spelled Tunku in Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah and Deli Sultanate of Indonesia is roughly equivalent to Prince or Princess
    • Veyndhan, ko/Arasi – Tamil Nadu(India)
    • Wang (King) – pre-Imperial China. In China, "king" is the usual translation for the term wang 王.
      • Wang – States of Korea that did not have control over the entire peninsula.
      • Vuong – States in Vietnam that did not control the entire realm.
    • Yang di-Pertuan Agong – Monarch of Malaysia, elected each five years among the reigning Sultan of each Malaysian state
    • Mirza, Persian/Iranian, Indian and Afghanistan and Tajikistan King
      • Beg (Begzada or Begzadi, son-daughter of Beg), Baig or Bey in Under Mirza & using King or Military title.
  • Oceania
    • Chieftain – Leader of a tribe or clan.
    • Tu or tui – there were/are also kings in Oceania (i.e. Samoa, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna, Nauru)
    • [['eiki|hou]], matai, [[ali'i|ali]], tūlafale, tavana, ariki – usually translated as "chief" in various Polynesian countries.
    • "Mo'i" normally translated as King is a title used by Hawaiian monarchs since unification in 1810. The last person to hold that title was Queen Lili'uokalani.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B=

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