jirga

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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”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Karzai and General Musharraf are expected to meet this week at a jirga, an assembly of leaders from their nations.

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