loya jirga

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loya jirga (ˌlɔɪə ˈdʒɜːɡə)
 
n
an assembly of regional leaders and tribal chiefs in Afghanistan
 
[from Pashto, literally: grand assembly]

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loya jirga

noun
a grand council or grand assembly used to resolve political conflicts or other national problems; "he convened a Loya Jirga that persuaded tribal leaders to acquiesce" 
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