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The Sultan of Brunei is the monarchial
head of state A head of state (or chief of state) is the public persona who officially embodies a stateFoakes, pp. 110–11 "he head of statebeing an embodiment of the State itself or representatitve of its international persona." in its unity and legitim ...
of
Brunei Brunei ( ; ), officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace ( ms, Negara Brunei Darussalam, Jawi: ), is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, t ...

Brunei
and
head of government The head of government is either the highest or second highest official in the executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a self-governing colony, autonomous region, or other government who often presides over a cabinet, a gro ...
in his capacity as Prime Minister of Brunei. Since independence from the British in 1984, only one
Sultan Sultan (; ar, سلطان ', ) is a position with several historical meanings. Originally, it was an Arabic abstract noun meaning "strength", "authority", "rulership", derived from the verbal noun ', meaning "authority" or "power" (cognate with t ...
has reigned, though the royal institution dates back to the 14th century. The Sultan of Brunei can be thought of as synonymous with the ruling
House of Bolkiah The House of Bolkiah is the ruling royal family of Brunei Darussalam. It is composed of the descendants of the 1st sultan Sultan Muhammad Shah and his family. The Sultan of Brunei is the head of state and absolute monarch of Brunei. He is also ...
, with generations being traced from the first sultan, temporarily interrupted by the 13th Sultan,
Abdul Hakkul Mubin Sultan Abdul Hakkul Mubin (also known as Abdul Mubin) was the thirteenth Sultan of Brunei. He was involved in the Brunei Civil War. He ruled from 1660 to 1673 after killing Sultan Muhammad Ali. He was later killed and succeeded by Sultan Muhyidd ...
, who in turn was deposed by a member of the House of Bolkiah. The Sultan's full title is: His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.


Sultans


See also

* House of Aamiruls *
Line of succession to the Bruneian throne Succession to the throne of Brunei is amongst the legitimate male descendants of Sultan Hashim Jalilul Alam Aqamaddin. * ''Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III (1914–1986)'' ** 15px Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (born 1946) *** (1) Crown Prince Al-Muhtade ...
*
Malay styles and titles The Malay language has a complex system of styles, titles and honorifics, which are used extensively in Brunei, Malaysia, and the southern Philippines. Malaysia, Brunei and several provinces in Indonesia regularly award honorary and life titles ...


References

{{Southeast Asian leaders Sultans of Brunei, Lists of Bruneian people, Sultans Lists of monarchs, Brunei