Definition of Naxalite in English:


Syllabification: Nax·al·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈnaksəlīt


  • (In South Asia) a member of an armed revolutionary group advocating Maoist communism.
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    • In one case a 10-year-old boy, labelled as a dreaded Naxalite, was arrested on an accusation of murder.
    • Even the extreme radicals, the Maoist Naxalites, did not entirely ignore her.
    • They became members of the Red Brigades, the Stern Gang, the Naxalites, the Shining Path.


1960s: from Naxal(bari), a place name in West Bengal, India, + -ite1.

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