Rubban was the term used to describe the captain of a sailing vessel in Zakhara.[1]


Sometimes, the rubban and nakhuda, or owner, were the same person. A rubban was in charge of overseeing the safety and daily operation of the ship and her crew. While at sea, a rubban had full authority, deferring to the nakhuda only while in port.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 David Cook (October 1992). Golden Voyages (Home Port). (TSR, Inc), p. 27. ISBN 978-1560763314.

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