Definition of naib in English:

naib

(also naïb)

Pronunciation /ˈnɑːɪb/ /ˈneɪɪb/

noun

  • In parts of the Middle East and India: a deputy governor; a deputy to any other high-ranking local official.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Purchas. From Arabic nā'ib deputy, agent, representative from nāba to represent, deputize.