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Taliban

Line breaks: Tali|ban
Pronunciation: /ˈtalɪban
 
/
(also Taleban)

Definition of Taliban in English:

A fundamentalist Muslim movement whose militia took control of much of Afghanistan from early 1995, and in 1996 took Kabul and set up an Islamic state. The Taliban were overthrown by US-led forces and Afghan groups in 2001 following the events of September 11.

Origin

from Persian ṭālibān, plural of ṭālib 'student, seeker of knowledge', from Arabic (so named because the movement reputedly began amongst Afghani students exiled in Pakistan).

Derivatives

Talibanization

1
(also Talibanisation) noun
Example sentences
  • Chandra B Khanduri traces the birth and the growth of Taliban and the Talibanization of Afghanistan.
  • ‘There is a growing trend of Talibanization in Pakistan,’ he said.
  • Chapter 6 discusses the growing Talibanization of Pakistan, a process Weaver denotes as Afghanistan moving farther east into South Asia.

Talibanize

2
(also Talibanise) verb
Example sentences
  • In Pakistan the urban middle classes worry that their society may be Talibanized.
  • In the words of many Pakistanis themselves, their country is getting ‘Talibanised‘.
  • The Talibanised approach added fuel to the conflagrations.

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