Definition of jirga in English:

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jirga

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒəːɡə/

noun

(In Afghanistan) a tribal council: a three-day jirga of tribal elders concluded that it would oppose further military operations in their territories
More example sentences
  • The Pushtun tradition also includes the convening of the tribal council also known as jirga to resolve major issues.
  • After the welcoming ceremony, he spoke at the jirga - the council of elders - which met inside the village mosque.
  • Yesterday, after 36 hours of volatile discussions, a jirga or traditional council, including 100 different groups had reached a fragile agreement.

Origin

Mid 19th century: Pashto, 'council, assembly'.

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