Tamil Tigers

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Tamil Tigers
 
pl n
the Tamil Tigers a Sri Lankan Tamil separatist movement founded in the early 1970s that seeks to establish an independent Tamil homeland (Tamil Eelam) in northern Sri Lanka

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tamil tigers

noun
a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel; "the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war" [syn: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
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