Definition of loya jirga in English:

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loya jirga

Pronunciation: /ˌloiə ˈjərɡə/

Entry from US English dictionary


See jirga.
Example sentences
  • But if they try to do it for more than that, they will need to have some other kind of political process, such as another loya jirga, to bring together representatives of the people to legitimate that decision.
  • The loya jirga held in Afghanistan was thus an American invention of a tradition, and everyone knows that anyway it was stage managed by the US.
  • In the meantime, Afghan women activists are working hard to make sure they are fairly represented at the June loya jirga.

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Syllabification: loy·a jir·ga

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