Emirate of Samah Island

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The Emirate of Samah Island
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National flag Coat of Arms
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Motto "Deus protector noster"
Capital Port Bloomsbury
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  - Unofficial

Italian, Latin, English
  Emir -
Mohammed Al Zamas

783,562 km²
302,535 sq mi
Region United Federal Kingdom of St Samuel
 - Total (2007)


Samah Island (Arabic: سماحة الجزيرة), officially the Emirate of Samah Island, is a federal province of the United Federal Kingdom of St Samuel, in West Saint Holden, that includes the Island of Salmar, an island south of Samah Island. Covering an area of about 783,562 km², the Emirate is an island located in the West Dominica Sea.


From around 2000BC to 1200AD the Arab lands, inlcuding Samah Island, were ruled by the Pellinese Empire. For ancient Samah Island history between 2000BC and 1200AD see the history of the Pellinese Empire.

After the collapse of the Pellinese Empire around 1208AD a number of powerful tribes rose in Samah Island and the island was divided into various tribal areas. For the next 500 years power on the island change hands regulary, but the al Zamas and Kylos tribes became known as the two most powerful tribes in that time.

Wars between the tribes were fought almost yearly and the Kylos tribe became feared as some of the most ruthless warriors in the lands and were renowned for there cannibalism and ruthless sacking's of towns and villages. Kylos raiding parties would regulary attack small farming communities and often attack larger towns with the sole aim of rape, murder and pillaging. They also made oversee's raids on the Pellina Island and there ships were some of the most feared at the time.

During the late 1700's St Samuel and Southern Holdinia had begun a period of conquest over the Arab lands in the west. In 1781 a civil war in Samah Island between various tribal leaders began and St Samuel used this as an opportunity to get a foot hold on the island. The King of St Samuel allied himself with Sheikh Saleh al Zamas and by 1793 the St Samuel/al Zamas alliance was victorious in securing power of the island.

After the war St Samuel made Saleh al Zamas the Emir of the Emirate of Samah Island, which was to be a protectorate of St Samuel. With the Southern Holdinia Empire rising in power in the Arab lands, St Samuel sent thousands of troops to Samah Island where they were garrissoned, mainly at Port Bloomsbury.

From 1799 to 1804 the Southern Holdinia Empire supported by Hassia and Makaoui invaded the Emirates of Abu Omar and Abu Hana, in an attempt to gain control of the vital Baba Canal. The Emirates of Abu Omar and Abu Hana quickly recruited the help of St Samuel, becoming protectorates of St Samuel. Thousands of Samahian's fought in the Baba Canal War and by November 1804 St Samuel and it's allies were victorious over Southern Holdinia.

The Baba Canal War was a small conflict compared to the Great War of Pellina which began in 1812 and saw nearly the whole of the Pellinese Island become a battle ground, where the Arab states allied themselves with either St Samuel or Southern Holdinia. The Great War of Pellina ended in 1827 with victory for St Samuel and it's allies and ending Southern Holdinia's time in the Arab lands.

Samah Island remained a protectorate of St Samuel for nearly 100 years until in 1893 the country was granted independence and full power handed over to the Emir.

In 1918 Emir Hassanein al Zamas died and his son, Yasser al Zamas announced that Samah Island would become a semi-presidential republic, where the al Zamas family would act as President, but under the title of Emir, but handed vast amounts of power over to the Prime Minister. Later that year elections were held and Mohammed Abbarak became the countries first ever Prime Minister.

Recent History

On the 22nd of November 2007, the people of Samah Island voted to become an emirate of the United Federal Kingdom of St Samuel, making the region a federal emirate.




Administrative divisions

Samah Island is divided into eleven governorates:

  • Al-Zamas
  • Orami
  • Nevari
  • Salmeisia
  • Jahani
  • Zahraheim
  • Hamedia
  • Kedikki
  • Western Samah
  • Central Samah
  • Salmar Island



  • Port Bloomsbury
  • Dāniyah
  • Ramisasq
  • Albianqah



  • Annariyyah
  • Mursiyya
  • Hafsadiyya
  • Salamaq



  • Abu Zayna
  • Ahl Ar-Ra'y
  • Ittaqullah
  • Mudiriya



  • Zerzura
  • Mira-as-Salām
  • Kafr Diora
  • Somesta


  • Zurghada
  • Al-Torrah
  • Amīr-al-bihār
  • Tarjumān


  • Karāwiya
  • Al-Yaṭṭās
  • El Qadi
  • Port Layla


  • Esemayt
  • Isakht
  • Amenkhmnemakhar
  • Isetnemhat
  • Khemhat
  • Selimen
  • Neshor
  • Itshef
  • Shemnen


  • Nefhor
  • Aniru
  • Apayt
  • Sotut
  • Mehakht
  • Pasru
  • Imshepten
  • Pasheb
  • Shemher
  • Imshef
  • Naneb

Western Samah

  • Kemshepmosnephptah
  • Sator
  • Nefhor
  • Nesferaat
  • Mehaten

Central Samah

  • Itsa
  • Pakru
  • Apomhat
  • Amanthys
  • Henjuosh
  • Genebi

Salmar Island





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