Share this entry

Share this page


División en sílabas: jir·ga
Pronunciación: /ˈjərɡə

Definición de jirga en inglés:


(In Afghanistan) a tribal council. A grand tribal council (loya jirga) presently has a legislative function in the country.
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.


mid 19th century: Pashto, 'council, assembly'. Loya jirga is from Pashto, from loya 'great, grand' and jirga.

Definición de jirga en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día resilient
Pronunciación: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
able to recoil or spring back into shape…