from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fundamentalist Muslim group that controlled much of Afghanistan from 1995 until U.S. military intervention in 2001.
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- proper n. A Sunni Islamic student movement in Afghanistan; organized in 1994 by the radical mullah "Mohammad Omar"
- n. A Taliban militia.
- n. A member of the Taliban movement or its militia.
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- n. a fundamentalist Islamic militia; in 1995 the Taliban militia took over Afghanistan and in 1996 took Kabul and set up an Islamic government
Pashto tālibān, pl. of tālib, student, from Arabic ṭālib, from ṭalaba, to seek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Pashto طالبان ("students" or "seekers"), a Pashto plural of Arabic طالب ("seeker", "student"). (Wiktionary)