(In South Asia) a member of an armed revolutionary group advocating Maoist communism.
- 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), the name of an area of West Bengal, India, + -ite1.
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