Geography Generator Puzzle #14

Solve the answers from the given clues, which all relate to Asia or Africa, including the 9-letter answer (which is a major province).
Generator concept: kiwirage, whose latest Geography Generator is here
The previous puzzle #13 is here
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: October 22, 2015
First submittedOctober 21, 2015
Times taken219
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9-letter province
RAJASTHAN
Hint
Answer
19th & early 20th century
UK rule in India
British Raj
became a central Asian capital in 1997; means The Capital
Astana
religion worshipping Ethiopia's Haile Selassie as the christ
Rasta
what its followers call God
Jah
Middle Eastern capital
Sana'a
cane used for judicial
caning in Singapore
ratan
Arabic for crown;
goes with Mahal
Taj
a fez, for example
hat
generic term for a yoga posture
asana
Himalayan goat found in Tibet, North India and Nepal
thar
Hint
Answer
extends from Morocco to Egypt
Sahara
Indonesia's state-owned news agency
Antara
until 1917, ruler of an Asian area bigger than China
tsar
province, and its ethnic group, seeking independence fom Burma
Shan
Persian for country; a common suffix
in the region's nations
stan
tree species, common on
both continents
ash
Hindu prince or raja
rana
on the flags of Libya, Algeria
and Vietnam
star
Laos' stone jar-filled Plain of ...
Jars
pilgrimage to Mecca, the duty of Muslims at least once in their lives
haj
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Level 52
Oct 21, 2015
Hajj needs two j's
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Level 52
Oct 21, 2015
Maybe you could replace with Astana; the capital of Kazkhstan
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2015
Haj is an accepted alternate spelling, at least according to dictionary.com. But I love your new suggestion, so that's been substituted in for NAST, which, frankly, was a bit of a desperate final choice - crimping it to 2 continents narrowed the options a bit :)
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Level 37
Mar 29, 2018
Jery is also an alternate spelling of Jerry, but is it correct? - The pilgrimage to Mecca is a HAJJ.
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Level 62
Oct 21, 2015
Why the title change? I already did no. 9 and you yourself have already done #10-13! This was a toughie but enjoyable :)
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2015
Ha! Have updated the number, and have also put a link in to your latest GGP.
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Level 83
Oct 21, 2015
"Raja is a term for a monarch . . . [It] has a long history in the Indian subcontinent. . . . In Pakistan, Raja is still used by Muslim Rajput clans as hereditary titles." (Wikipedia)
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2015
Good point - we've fine-tuned the clue.