Taleban

World English Dictionary
Taliban, Taleban or Talibaan (ˈtælɪbæn)
 
n
(in Afghanistan) a fundamentalist Islamic army: in 1996 it defeated the ruling mujaheddin factions and seized control of the country; overthrown in 2001 by US-led forces, although reistance continues, esp in the south
 
[C20: from Arabic tāliban seekers]
 
Taleban, Taleban or Talibaan
 
n
 
[C20: from Arabic tāliban seekers]
 
Talibaan, Taleban or Talibaan
 
n
 
[C20: from Arabic tāliban seekers]

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taleban

noun
a fundamentalist Islamic militia; in 1995 the Taliban militia took over Afghanistan and in 1996 took Kabul and set up an Islamic government; "the Taliban enforced a strict Muslim code of behavior" [syn: Taliban
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