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jirga (plural jirgas)
- 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:
- Mr. Karzai and General Musharraf are expected to meet this week at a jirga, an assembly of leaders from their nations.