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Definitions and Synonyms of jirga | Another word for jirga | What is jirga?

Definition 1: a Pashto term for a decision making assembly of male elders - [noun denoting group]

Samples where jirga or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • most criminal cases are handled by a tribal Jirga rather than by laws or police

(jirga is a kind of ...) a meeting of people for consultation

"emergency council"

(... is a kind of jirga ) a grand council or grand assembly used to resolve political conflicts or other national problems

"he convened a Loya Jirga that persuaded tribal leaders to acquiesce"

(jirga belongs to category ...) an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan

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