Definitions

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  • n. A gathering of elders or leaders in Pakistan or Afghanistan, especially within a tribe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A council of elders or head men among the Afghans.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Pashto term for a decision making assembly of male elders

Etymologies

From Pashto جرګه (jirga) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mr Karzai is stopping in the UK on the way back from a week of talks with the Obama administration in the US, ahead of a peace gathering - or "jirga" - to be held in his country at the end of this month and the Kabul Conference on July 20.

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  • A national peace conference - or "jirga" - in May was shaken by a rocket attack and gun battles with militants.

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  • If they did not, the peace "jirga" - the name for a traditional Afghan assembly of elders - would still go ahead and focus on how to bring insurgents into talks and end the conflict,

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  • And while you can’t really go further with this approach unless you test that premise — the Afghan-Pakistan joint mini-jirga is geared to do that — it’s worth asking: what’s Plan B?

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  • The gathering, known as a jirga in the local Pashtu language, was organized by Amn Tehrik, or Peace Movement, a group of ethnic Pashtun intellectuals and professionals from the tribal belt in the northwest of the country.

    Pakistani Tribes Press Army to Step Up Against Taliban

  • The jirga is the first of several events intended to boost the government's legitimacy, which was badly battered after last year's fraud-ridden elections.

    Karzai Gets His Mandate

  • He called the jirga an "American-led" event designed to legitimize the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan.

    Karzai Opens Peace Jirga; Taliban Attack

  • The start of the much-anticipated meeting, called a jirga, comes after several delays and amid great skepticism about its agenda.

    For Karzai, Afghan peace meeting is key chance to regain political legitimacy

  • The jirga is a key moment for Karzai to try to unite a divided nation and regain legitimacy, Afghan and Western officials said this week -- or, if it goes badly, to lose even more of it.

    For Karzai, Afghan peace meeting is key chance to regain political legitimacy

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