was title of medieval
rulers of Bosnia
. It is sometimes translated as viceroy
but that is not accurate.
It is thought that this word originates from Sarmatian "Bajan"; it also bears similarity with Khan.
Teritory over which a ban rules is Banovina (in Bosnia) and Banat (in Wallachia).
was also title of province administrators in Hungary
; each of the provinces was called Banat
. The title doesn't bear nearly as much weight as medieval one.
was also title for province administrator in Kingdom of Yugoslavia
; each of the provinces was also called Banovina
. The weight of the title was not nearly similar to medieval one.
See also: Censorship