Taliban

plural noun
Tal·​i·​ban | \ ˈtä-li-bän How to pronounce Taliban (audio) , ˈta-li-ˌban \

Definition of Taliban

: a fundamentalist Islamic militia in Afghanistan

First Known Use of Taliban

1992, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Taliban

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

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“Taliban.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Taliban. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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