What were 12 states of the Sikh confederacy called?

 a) Misl
 b) Rakhi
 c) Gurmata
 d) Sardari
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Misl.
Misl generally refers to the sovereign states of the Sikh Confederacy that rose during the 18th century in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent.
The misls formed a commonwealth that was described by Antoine Polier as an "aristocratic republic".
The misls held biannual meetings of their legislature, the Sarbat Khalsa in Amritsar.
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