Janjaweed

Janjawid

Word Origin for Janjaweed

Arabic: a man with a horse and a gun
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Examples from the Web for janjaweed

Contemporary Examples of janjaweed

  • ICC indictee Ali Kosheib came to her village in West Darfur with 16 truckloads of Janjaweed militia in mid-April.

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    Darfur’s Still Burning

    John Prendergast, Omer Ismail

    June 13, 2013

  • Even Wikipedia lists Ali Kosheib as a “former” Janjaweed commander.

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    Darfur’s Still Burning

    John Prendergast, Omer Ismail

    June 13, 2013

  • Though he averted his face to tell me this, his wife and children were killed when the Janjaweed raided his village.

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    The Refugee I Know

    Stephen Slater

    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.

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    France's Favorite Philosopher Does Battle

    Janine di Giovanni

    January 21, 2011