Janjaweed

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From Arabic جنجويد, from Persian جنگوی (warrior), influenced by جود (horse).

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Janjaweed

  1. An Arab militia force in Darfur, western Sudan, which has been in conflict with various Darfur rebel groups.
    • 2008, Xan Rice, The Guardian, 22 Jan 2008:
      Hilal has admitted recruiting local Janjaweed militias for the government, but denies personal involvement in the scorched-earth campaign that has driven more than two million people from their homes and seen more than 200,000 people die.