jirga

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pashto جرګه ‎(jirga)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪəɡə/, /ˈdʒəːɡə/

Noun[edit]

jirga ‎(plural jirgas)

  1. A gathering of elders or leaders in Pakistan or Afghanistan, especially within a tribe.
    • 2007 August 7, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “Bush Differs With Karzai on Iran”[1], New York Times:
      Mr. Karzai and General Musharraf are expected to meet this week at a jirga, an assembly of leaders from their nations.

Anagrams[edit]