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Taliban

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noun plural Tal·i·ban \ˈtä-li-bän, ˈta-li-ˌban\

Definition of Taliban

  1. :  a fundamentalist Islamic militia in Afghanistan



Origin and Etymology of taliban

Pashto & Persian ṭālibān, plural of ṭālib student, seeker, from Arabic


First Known Use: 1992


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