A mahallah, mahalla, mahallya, mahalle, mohalla, mehalla, or mehalle (Arabic: محلة maḥalla; Bengali: মহল্লা môhollā; Hindustani: मोहल्ला; محلہ mōhallā; Persian: محله mahalleh; Azerbaijani: Məhəllə; Albanian: mahallë or mahalla, or mëhallë or mëhalla, Bulgarian: махала), is a country subdivision or neighbourhood in parts of the Arab world, Balkans, Western Asia and Indian subcontinent and nearby nations.
- El Mahalla El Kubra, Egypt
- Mahalla (Bangladesh)
- Mahalla (Uzbeks)
- Mahalle, Turkey
- Mahala (Podgorica), Montenegro
- Mohalla Sadiqabad, Pakistan
- Shahi Mohalla, Pakistan
Russia and former Soviet Union
A mahalla is an Islamic congregation or parish in Russia and a number of countries once part of the Soviet Union. Typically, a mahalla supports a single mosque. An imam is seen as the spiritual head of a mahalla. A mahalla is directly subordinate to a muhtasib and a territorial muhtasibat. 
- Allen J. Frank (2001). Muslim Religious Institutions in Imperial Russia. BRILL. p. 68. ISBN 978-90-04-11975-8.
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