- the former title of the governor of Algiers
- a pasha in the former Barbary States of Tunis and Tripoli
Origin of deyFrench dey from Turkish d?i, maternal uncle: origin, originally , friendly title given to an older person
- Used formerly as the title of the governor of Algiers before the French conquest in 1830.
- Used formerly as the title for rulers of the states of Tunis and Tripoli.
Origin of deyFrench from Turkish dayı maternal uncle, protector, dey Old Turkic tağāy maternal uncle