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Rushdy Abaza

Rushdi AbazaRoshdi AbazaRoushdy Abaza
The Abaza family has also contributed to modern Arabic literature and art through the works of journalist and political activist Fekry Pasha Abaza, author Desouky Bek Abaza, poet Aziz Pasha Abaza, novelist Tharwat Abaza, actor Rushdy Abaza, among others.
He was a member of the wealthy Abaza family.

Fekry Abaza

Fekry Pasha Abaza
The Abaza family has also contributed to modern Arabic literature and art through the works of journalist and political activist Fekry Pasha Abaza, author Desouky Bek Abaza, poet Aziz Pasha Abaza, novelist Tharwat Abaza, actor Rushdy Abaza, among others.
He was a member of the notable Egyptian Abaza Family.

Pasha

Pasha (title)pashasBasha
It is known as "the family of the pashas" for having produced the largest number of nobles under the Muhammad Ali dynasty from the 19th to the mid-20th Century.
In an Egyptian context, the Abaza Family is known as "the family of the pashas" for having produced the largest number of nobles holding this title under the Muhammad Ali dynasty and was noted in Egyptian media as one of the main "families that rule Egypt" to this day, and as "deeply rooted in Egyptian society and… in the history of the country."

Nobility

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It is known as "the family of the pashas" for having produced the largest number of nobles under the Muhammad Ali dynasty from the 19th to the mid-20th Century.
One of the most elaborate examples is that of the Egyptian aristocracy's largest clan, the Abaza family.

Farouk of Egypt

King FaroukFarouk IFarouk
On one occasion, during the accession of the young King Farouk, the Abaza family solicited palace authorities to permit the royal train to stop briefly, at their village, so that the king could partake in refreshments which were offered in a large, ornate tent they had erected at the train station.
For example, during the accession of the young King Farouk, "the Abaza family had solicited palace authorities to permit the royal train to stop briefly in their village so that the king could partake of refreshments offered in a large, magnificently ornamented tent the family had erected in the train station."

Sharqia Governorate

SharqiaAl Sharqia GovernorateEl Sharkia
Notable family members include Wagih Abaza, who served as governor in several Egyptian governorates including Sharqia, Cairo, Beheira and Gharbia.

Circassians in Egypt

Circassian diasporaCircassiansEgyptian-Circassian
Mainly of mixed Abaza, Adyghe and Arab origin, the Abaza family is the largest extended family with more than 50,000 members in the country.

Abazins

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Abkhazia is a region of the Caucasian Black Sea coast, the home of the Abkhazians and Abazins, ethnic groups related to the Circassian people.
A prominent example in Egypt is the Abaza family, a large Abazin clan.

Muhammad Ali dynasty

House of Muhammad AliMuhammad AliEgyptian Royal Family
It is known as "the family of the pashas" for having produced the largest number of nobles under the Muhammad Ali dynasty from the 19th to the mid-20th Century.

Tharwat Abaza

The Abaza family has also contributed to modern Arabic literature and art through the works of journalist and political activist Fekry Pasha Abaza, author Desouky Bek Abaza, poet Aziz Pasha Abaza, novelist Tharwat Abaza, actor Rushdy Abaza, among others.

Abkhazia

Republic of AbkhaziaAutonomous Republic of AbkhaziaAbkhaz
Abkhazia is a region of the Caucasian Black Sea coast, the home of the Abkhazians and Abazins, ethnic groups related to the Circassian people.

Caucasus

CaucasianCaucasiathe Caucasus
Abkhazia is a region of the Caucasian Black Sea coast, the home of the Abkhazians and Abazins, ethnic groups related to the Circassian people.

Black Sea

BlackEuxinePontus Euxinus
Abkhazia is a region of the Caucasian Black Sea coast, the home of the Abkhazians and Abazins, ethnic groups related to the Circassian people.

Abkhazians

AbkhazAbkhazianAbkhaz people
Abkhazia is a region of the Caucasian Black Sea coast, the home of the Abkhazians and Abazins, ethnic groups related to the Circassian people.

Circassians

CircassianCircassian peopleAdyghe
Abkhazia is a region of the Caucasian Black Sea coast, the home of the Abkhazians and Abazins, ethnic groups related to the Circassian people.

Russian Empire

RussiaImperial RussiaRussian
The Abazins were one of several ethnic groups living in the Russian Empire who left during the ethnic cleansing of Circassians in the mid-19th century.

Circassian genocide

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The Abazins were one of several ethnic groups living in the Russian Empire who left during the ethnic cleansing of Circassians in the mid-19th century.

Nile Delta

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However, some sources indicate that the Abaza family was well established in the Nile Delta by the late 18th century In Egypt, the Abkhazians took — or were given — the last name "Abaza".

Muhammad Ali of Egypt

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali PashaMohammed Ali
This maternal ancestor is thought to have married the head of the powerful El Ayed family prior to the reign of Muhammad Ali of Egypt.

Majlis

MejlisMajalisIranian parliament
Many elders of the family sat on the Majlis created by Ibrahim Pasha.

Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt

Ibrahim PashaIbrahimHH Ibrahim Pasha
Many elders of the family sat on the Majlis created by Ibrahim Pasha.

Cairo Governorate

CairoGovernor of CairoAl-Qahira
Notable family members include Wagih Abaza, who served as governor in several Egyptian governorates including Sharqia, Cairo, Beheira and Gharbia.

Beheira Governorate

BeheiraEl BeheiraAl Buhayrah
Notable family members include Wagih Abaza, who served as governor in several Egyptian governorates including Sharqia, Cairo, Beheira and Gharbia.

Gharbia Governorate

GharbiaEl GharbiaKafr El Zayat
Notable family members include Wagih Abaza, who served as governor in several Egyptian governorates including Sharqia, Cairo, Beheira and Gharbia.