- an armed tribal militia group in the Darfur region of western Sudan
Arabic: a man with a horse and a gun
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Examples from the Web for janjaweed
ICC indictee Ali Kosheib came to her village in West Darfur with 16 truckloads of Janjaweed militia in mid-April.
Even Wikipedia lists Ali Kosheib as a “former” Janjaweed commander.
Though he averted his face to tell me this, his wife and children were killed when the Janjaweed raided his village.The Refugee I Know
June 7, 2012
The only time he felt nervous was when the Janjaweed militia were a few miles off and the rebels casually lay down to sleep.France's Favorite Philosopher Does Battle
Janine di Giovanni
January 21, 2011