Khalifah family

/kaˈlifa/ (say kah'leefah)

noun the ruling family of Bahrain.
1. Sheikh Isa ibn Sulman al-, 1933–99, ruler of Bahrain 1961–99, with the title emir from 1971.
2. his brother, Sheikh Khalifah ibn Sulman al-, born 1935, prime minister since 1973.
3. Sheikh Hamed ibn Isa al-, born 1950, son of Sheikh Isa, succeeded as ruler in 1999.
Also, Khalifa.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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