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mujahideen

Syllabification: mu·ja·hi·deen
Pronunciation: /ˌmo͞ojəhiˈdēn
 
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(also mujahedin, mujahidin)

Definition of mujahideen in English:

plural noun

Guerrilla fighters in Islamic countries, especially those who are fighting against non-Muslim forces.
Example sentences
  • One of the first effects of the policy shift took place in Afghanistan, where the US began backing the mujaheddin forces fighting the pro-Soviet government.
  • Peshawar was the base for the thousands of Arab militants fighting alongside the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet forces then occupying Afghanistan.
  • That being said, these guys know the ground, they have a take on what's going on and as guerrilla fighters, their mujahidin have few equals.

Origin

from Persian and Arabic mujāhidīn, colloquial plural of mujāhid, denoting a person who fights a jihad.

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