Abu Naib is a Fremen term which is used to denote the leader of all Sietches, and therefore of all Fremen. The first known elected Abu Naib was Liet Kynes. Following Liet's death, that role among the Fremen was inherited by Paul Muad'Dib, prior to Paul's ascension to the Golden Lion Throne as Emperor. Leto Atreides II referred to himself as the "Naib of Naibs" when speaking to Stilgar during his coronation, thus possibly referring to his title as the new de facto Abu Naib.
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"Naib" is an Arabic word, نائب, meaning deputy. The word is used today for members of parliament in Arab countries.