Wazeer/ Wazir Meaning | वज़ीर

Wazir (often spelled as Wazeer, Devanagari:वज़ीर, Persian/Urdu:وزیر) is a very commonly used Urdu word which means a Minister, or the chief/main minister of the king (the exact word for Prime Minister is Wazeer-e-Aazam, Aazam meaning great).

In India, the word is most used in the context of chess where Wazir is the same piece that is known as Queen outside the Indian subcontinent.

Wazir is a Hindi movie starring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar, where Bachchan is a chess grandmaster.

The English word Vizier is nothing but the anglicised form of the word Wazir.

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