Advertisement

Advertisement

loya jirga

/ ˌlɔɪə ˈdʒɜːɡə /

noun

  1. an assembly of regional leaders and tribal chiefs in Afghanistan


Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of loya jirga1

from Pashto, literally: grand assembly

Discover More

Example Sentences

“We should not be surprised by or alarmed at the fact that the Loya Jirga is going to examine this agreement,” he said.

The president could win more votes inside a loya jirga in Kabul than he did inside the IOC.

Advertisement

Word of the Day

absquatulate

[ab-skwoch-uh-leyt ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


Loyloyal