jirga

noun
jir·​ga
variants: or jirgah \ ˈjərgə , ˈji(ə)r-​ \
plural -s

Definition of jirga

: a council of Afghan tribal leaders

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History and Etymology for jirga

Pashto, probably of Mongol origin like Persian jarga circle of men or beasts

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“Jirga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jirga. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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